Spokane Valley Washington Culture
Spokane was recently named by Time as one of the top 10 cities in the US with the most livable cities, and that makes it such a great place to say goodbye to retirement, even when you're retired and thinking about moving. Take a look at some of Spokane's most popular neighborhoods as well as some up-and-coming neighborhoods in the Spokane Valley, for those who are thinking about moving.
One of the first places I started looking for a plot to build was, of course, the Spokane Public Library. Here in the heart of downtown Spokane, right at the intersection of Main Street and Main Avenue, you can feel continuity and connection.
The Spokane Valley Tech Planning Committee met with local businesses to learn about job demand and then interviewed students to discover their interests. The library tried to incorporate a program into the library that serves a population of 91,000 people that brings teenagers in search of professional skills together with older adults who want to learn how to use technology.
The growth has led to the merging of the old villages and counties into one large entity, which Spokane residents commonly refer to as the Spokane Valley. Some people in the Spokane region simply call the entire area "Valley," as the name "Valley of the Spokanes" on city street signs and city documents attests, but the patchwork of communities within the Valley has always resisted incorporation. In 1994, backers launched a plan for Spokane Valley that would make way for a new city with its own city council and city hall. Residents wanted to call it "Opportunity" to separate it from its big sister, Spokane, and the council stuck to its long-established name of Spokane Valley, according to the Washington State Historical Society.
Meanwhile, in the heart of Spokane Valley, a grander kind of institution was founded in 1913: Spokane University. It closed in 1933, briefly reopened as a junior college, then closed for good in 1936 and moved to its current location on University Road, near the intersection of University Avenue and University Boulevard. Spokane University's influence is still strong today, as is its influence on the city's education system. The old college grounds are still occupied by University Road University High School, although it moved to a new, more modern building at the corner of Washington Street and Washington Avenue in 2002. Many names that recall the old settlements of Dishman, Opportunity, or Veradale still recall their past, such as "Spokane Valley," "Valley of the Spokanes," and "Opportunity Valley."
The city consists of the pooling of all the places named in the census, including Spokane City, Spokane County and Washington County, as well as Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho Falls, Utah, Washington State, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming counties.
The Spokane Valley community includes about 1.5 million square feet of land, with space for residential, commercial and industrial expansions.
The city of Spokane Valley also hosts three major public facilities, including the city's parks and recreation centers, where a variety of great events can take place. Spokane River Valley offers a variety of recreational activities, from hiking and biking trails to mountain biking and hiking trails. The Deep Creek Canyon section of the trail is a fossil surveying trail that winds through the deep creek valley, providing a view of deep water and fossil soils.
The wide, gravelly valley along the Spokane River is occupied by the Coeur d'Alene tribe, the largest indigenous tribe in the United States and one of the oldest tribes in North America. Originally inhabited by the Spokane and Coeur D'alene tribes, it has long been home to Spokane Valley residents and visitors, from summer to fall, summer to fall.
The Spokane Valley, however, soon became the scene of a major battle in the ensuing Indian War between the US government and the Coeur d'Alene tribe. It was gravelly and there were so few trees that they could not plow to clear the rocks, but there were a large number of apple orchards along the eastern edge of the valley. The orchards in Spokane Valley have survived to this day, and parts of them are still called Appleway. In fact, one of Washington's most famous apple trees, Apple Way, was originally called "Apple Way," or simply "The Appleways," because it was located near the river that lined it for miles.
In recent years, Thornhill Valley Chapel has been expanded to include a crematorium and a second, smaller chapel to better meet the needs of the Spokane Valley community. We have homes for those who live, work and play in and around the Spokane Valley, as well as a number of other community events and events. For more information about our community and its history and activities, visit our community website.
The Associate Folklorist Program is a great way to contribute to and produce innovative and dedicated programs, as well as gain a deeper understanding of public folkloristic life and humanities work in Spokane Valley and its citizens. Focus on the future: Spokane Valley fosters an environment that supports housing, families, jobs, and educational opportunities for all. The Washington State Folklore Society's Future of Spokane program is the perfect opportunity for you to get excited about something on your way to Spokane. We are a visionary city that encourages us to look to the future and the present and to bring such ideas into public debate to strengthen our sense of community and identity.