Richard Sola, a Washington native, graduated with a history degree from the University of California San Diego.
Over the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in historic preservation, research, and oral history projects. Richard is currently doing research about local social and political history.
As a young boy, he first learned about the Spokane Corral of the Westerners from Cecil Hagen, one of the group's founding members and a neighbor of Richard's family in the early 1960's. Richard has wanted to join the Westerners ever since.
For 20 years, Richard was a practicing attorney who successfully represented clients in state and federal courts, including the U.S. 9th Circuit as well as a small matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. For the past 16 years, he managed a major regional grant at Eastern Washington University. He is now retired.
John Caskey will be speaking about the history of hats. Each month he has a new hat to show us. In this picture he is wearing the Top Hat and his wife, Catherine is wearing the American Lady's Bonnet. http://www.twodogcitytours.com