By Compiled by Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Looking Back


Last updated 11/30/2023 at 9:22am

100 years ago

Sprague pioneer Matthew Brislawn died of cancer at 73 years old. He was the first man to get a threshing machine in the Sprague region.

Former Harrington mayor S.P. Swenson, a pioneer resident of Lincoln County, died at his home of illness. He immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1887 to Ritzville before moving to Harrington.

An epidemic of smallpox forced the Sprague school board to close local schools indefinitely.

75 years ago

Former state senator Charles E. Myers recounted 58 years of hunting experience in an 85,000-word memoir. Hunters mentioned in the memo...

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