While historical reenactors from the Civil War era set up camp in the Inland Northwest a couple of weekends ago, history buffs can take a step even further back in time to the years from 1810 to 1826, when this region was sparsely populated by fur trappers and traders, early pioneers and Native people. The annual living history encampment at the former site of the Spokane House on the banks of the Spokane River, just past the Nine Mile Dam, offers a glimpse at the rough and tough lifestyle of explorers and trappers who were the first settlers to come in contact with our region’s then-wilderness and its Native inhabitants. Reenactors who’ve set up campsites along the riverbank will demonstrate flintlock shooting, starting a fire from flint and steel, and more. Get outside and learn something new about life in the truly wild West.
Sat, June 10 from 10 am-5 pm; Sun, June 11 from 10 am-4 pm • Free; Discover Pass required • Spokane House Interpretive Center • 13445 N. Nine Mile Rd. (approx.) • friendsofspokanehouse.com
— Chey Scott