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ID: 7014525
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Spokane (inhabited place)  Spokane (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 117 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -117.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on falls of Spokane River in E Washington; 2nd largest city in state; named for Spokane Indians; grew rapidly as trade & shipping center due to fertile land & central location; 1889 fire destroyed city; rebuilt in 1900 & redeveloped industries.

Names:
Spokane (preferred,C,V)
Spokane Falls (H,V)
Inland Empire (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Washington (state)  ............  Washington (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Spokane (county)  ................  Spokane (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Spokane (inhabited place)  ....................  Spokane (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of trading post for trappers in 1810; settled in 1871 & laid out in 1878
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1881; reincorporated in 1900
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for lumber, mining & metal
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for food-processing, clay, cement products & electrical equipment
agricultural center (C)  ............  for feed & flour
transportation center (C)  ............  includes Spokane Air Force Base & railway
educational center (C)  ............  home of Gonzaga University, Fort Wright College, Whitworth College & 2 community colleges
tourist center (C)  ............  for Mount Spokane, Colville & Kaniksu national forests; Gonzaga University's library contains Bing Crosby memorabilia
trade center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Inland Empire..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 108-109
Spokane..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  AAA: Oregon/Washington (1993) 160-161
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 108-109
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53019345
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1148
Spokane Falls..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 108-109
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  AAA: Oregon/Washington (1993) 160-161
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 108-109
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53019345
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1148
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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