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.

Robert A. Clark


Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel
October 15, 2015  Robert A. Clark will speak about "Ghosts in the Book Stacks: three generations publishing on the West," it will focus on publishing western books over the past century, including some of the personalities and events with which we were associated in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Spokane, Norman, and Pullman.

Robert A. Clark is Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press. He previously was president of the Arthur H. Clark Company, a Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher of American historical research and reference works. The firm was acquired in 2006 by the University of Oklahoma Press, where Bob served as assistant director and publisher of the Clark imprint. Joining WSU Press in 2012, he has continued his commitment to the development, editing, and publishing of materials on the history of America, and particularly the West, begun in 1970. Over the course of his career he has served as editor, designer, and publisher of several hundred books and journals. An active member of a number of historical organizations, Bob and his wife, Sheila, also share a long history in the collectible book world, specializing in the history of the American West.

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by Oct. 11th, for reservations.  Pat's email is  and phone number is 509-466-2439.

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 A. Clark.    The image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.