The purpose of the Westerners Spokane Corral is to bring together in warm fellowship men and women who have a common interest in Pacific Northwest history. The Spokane Corral meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research and popularize western lore and history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.  Call Sheriff John Caskey (509) 863-2519. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane Corral, P.O. Box 1717, Spokane, WA 99210 for more information.  We meet the third Thursday of every month, except July and August.  Meeting time is 5:30PM for dinner and 7:00PM for the speaker at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 South Windsor Drive, Spokane.
                     Lewis & Clark Trail

Engraving of Old Fort Walla Walla at Wallula Gap

Patit Creek Campsites Silhouettes

Robert Heacock

Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel
July 23, 2015 (Thursday)   Lewis & Clark's "Forgotten Trail" with Robert Heacock (Part 1)

Come and explore the "Forgotten Trail" with fellow Westerner Robert Heacock, author of the "Wind Hard From the West".  Follow the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it travels overland from Wallula gap across sand dunes. the Touchet River, to Waitesburg to Dayton.  Stand at scenic overlooks where Capt's Lewis & Clark surveyed the countryside.  Visit actual Lewis & Clark campsites.  Eat lunch where Lewis and Clark ate lunch.  Read from their journals.  $83 Contact Dick Jensen at (509) 747-1335

August 20, 2015 (Thursday)   Old Colville Military Road, Indian Agency Home, and the Kalispel People. 

Today, we follow Old Colville Road from Deep Creek to Chewelah.  This old trail originally led from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Colville.  See the Indian agency building (oldest building in Chewelah), learn about its archaeology dig, and various Indian Bureau men.  Learn about Spokane unknown, Col. Jenkins, his impact on Spokane and Chewelah.  Later, travel to Kalispel Indian Reservation for a firsthand look at their Camas Wellness Center and learn about the Kalispel Indians.  Possible speakers include the elders, about their language, their current life style, their archeology, their anthropology, and pre-contact lifestyle of the Salish people.  $83  Contact Dick Jensen at (509) 747-1335

September 18, 2015 (Friday)   Lewis & Clark's "Forgotten Trail" with Robert Heacock (Part 2) Dayton to Lewiston.

Explore the second half of the "Forgotten Trail", Dayton to Pomeroy to Almota Summit Overview to the Snake River to Clarkston.  Explore the incredible landscape.  Visit more campsites, see stunning scenic overlooks.  Eat at another lunch site.  Read more of the journals.  $83  Contact Dick Jensen at (509) 747-1335

Tony and Suzanne Bamonte have new copies of Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel, it has been out of print for a while. It is available at Auntie's bookstore or order through:

Tornado Creek Publications
P.O. Box 8625
Spokane, Washington 99203
(509) 838-7114

(Thanks to Suzanne and Tony Bamonte, for editing and finishing this important book about Spokane's history, it is a must read)

Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room of the Spokane Public Library. The image in upper left hand side is courtesy of Robert Heacock.    The image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.