Dear Old Nat… Spokane’s Playground
“Dear Old Nat… Spokane’s Playground” tells the history of Spokane’s Natatorium Park. “Anyone who grew up in Spokane between 1889 and 1968 knows that Natatorium Park exercised an almost magnetic pull on the people of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. A fantasyland for children, a haven for adults, and a playground for everyone, the park sometimes drew as much as fifty percent of Spokane’s population to its shaded lawns and bustling midway.” With over 140 pages of photos and narrative, “Dear Old Nat” even includes a copy of the park theme song, along with sheet music!
Written by: Marla L. Hyder and Donald R. Johnson
Research Assistant: Jennifer Isfan
Production/Layout: Byron King
Project Editor: Mark Carter
Published by Nostalgia Magazine, Copyright 2003, All Rights Reserved
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Seven Frontier Women and the Founding of Spokane Falls
Although the experiences of the seven women featured in “Seven Frontier Women and the Founding of Spokane Falls” were uniquely forged by their respective circumstances, they shared a common trait. They were absolutely intrepid. Each witnessed the settling of the western frontier from her own personal vantage point and faced the unknown and the inherent hardships with fierce determination. Alongside their challenges and triumphs in forging new paths for others to follow, they all experienced loneliness and the heartbreak of leaving behind a familiar and comfortable way of life.
About the Author: Barbara F. Cochran was a lifetime Washington resident, having been born in Vancouver, Wash., in December 1922. After graduating from high school in Vancouver in 1940, she attended Washington State College (now Washington State University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech in 1944. A year later she received a Master of Arts in Speech Therapy from the University of Wisconsin. She married her husband, Joseph A. Cochran, in the summer of 1945. Two years later they moved to Spokane, where they raised a family of four children. Her interest in the history of the Spokane area led her to write Exploring Spokane’s Past, Tours to Historical Sites (Ye Galleon Press, 1979). She then began working on this book, completing the manuscript just months prior to her death in 1987 in Spokane.
Written by: Barbara F. Cochran
Production/Layout: Suzanne and Tony Bamonte
Published by Tornado Creek Publications, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved
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Nostalgia Magazine Print Edition Back Issues
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Note: These are not bound in a book, but separate magazines as they were printed. Original copies – not duplications.
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