Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Courthouse Flagpole

For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  I am away at the SCGS genealogy Jamboree this weekend, having too much fun (I hope!).

2)  What was your best genealogy research "find" in May 2015?  It could be a record, it could be a photograph, etc.  Whatever you judge to be your "best."

3)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, or in a comment to this blog post, 

OK here is mine, funny thing is I did not know what the find was when I found it. Been doing research on the building of our Spokane County Courthouse, and the newspaper has been great in describing the progress they are making as they get ready to move in later in the year. This newspaper clip is from the Spokane Chronicle July 24, 1895 page 3. The last paragraph is the find. Seem like they did not know when the flag was put on the tower on the front of the courthouse. They had to rebuild the mounting for the flagpole a year or so ago and they dated the flagpole to in the 19-- teens, so this newspaper clip shows it was flying above the courthouse before they even moved in (they did move in by November of 1895).


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