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Spokane’s Antique Carousel in Riverfront Park

Spokane’s Antique Carousel in Riverfront Park
Looff carousel in Spokane's Riverfront Park Take a ride on the Riverfront Park Carousel, also known as the Looff Carousel  and you’ll get a chance to grab a brass ring with each revolution.  Well, not actually a brass ring – it’s a plastic one – but there aren’t many carousels around that boast of a 100 year history.  This antique carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the finest examples of hand-carved wooden carousels. The carousel was built...
February 28th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Photo Op: Spokane Falls

Photo Op: Spokane Falls
Spokane Falls Spokane’s Riverfront Park was created after Expo ‘74, the 1974 World’s Fair held in Spokane, and still features many of the attractions and architecture from the fair. One of the best ways to get a view of the park and the surrounding area is from the Skyride.  Skyride consists of re-built ski gondolas that have been converted into a sky ride that will take you above the river’s gorge, a prime spot for a view of Spokane Falls and for taking photos. This time of year the Falls...
January 24th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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Olympic Hopefuls Skate into Spokane

Olympic Hopefuls Skate into Spokane
... lying a little low the past few days as I’ve been traveling in the eastern part of the state, learning all about what’s new and happening in Spokane.  We Seattle-ites need to get over our west side elitism and check out what’s going on in the second largest city in the state. Right now what’s happening is the US Figure Skating Championships being held at the Spokane Arena (map).  This event will determine who makes the Olympic team, representing the US in the skating competitions at next...
January 22nd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, ice skating, Olympics, recreation, Spokane, sports