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Spokane,

river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in Coeur d'Alene Lake, N Idaho, and flowing through NE Washington to the Columbia River. Dams on the river include Nine Mile, Long Lake, and Little Falls. Farming, lumbering, and fishing are important in the valley.

Spokane

(spōkăn`), city (1990 pop. 177,196), seat of Spokane co., E Wash., at the spectacular falls of the Spokane River; inc. 1881. It is a port of entry and the commercial, transportation, and industrial center of a productive region known as the "Inland Empire," comprising E Washington, N Idaho, W Montana, NE Oregon, and S British Columbia. The irrigated farms of the Columbia basin project, which yield wheat, fruit, and other products, contribute to the city's prosperity. The area also has cattle ranches and dairy farms and mineral deposits (tungsten, clay, magnesium, uranium). Other products include building materials; electrical and electronic goods; transportation equipment; canvas, wood, metal, and concrete products; machinery; foods, processed meat, and beverages; chemicals; lumber; plastics; computers; paper; feeds; aluminum; and consumer goods. Nearby Fairchild Air Force Base contributes to the economy.

A trading fort was established there in 1810; settlement began in 1871. In 1889 a great fire destroyed most of the town, but it was rapidly rebuilt. Spokane is a focus of cultural and educational activities, with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, the Jundt Art Museum, and several parks. The city is the seat of Gonzaga Univ. and Whitworth College in nearby. Spokane is a gateway to two national forests, recreational areas, numerous lakes, and several nearby resorts.

Spokane

 

a city in the northwestern United States, in the state of Washington, near the falls of the Spokane River (a tributary of the Columbia). Population, 171,000 (1970; with suburbs, 287,000). The city is a railroad junction. As of 1973, industry employed 14,000 people. In addition to nonferrous metallurgy, Spokane has chemical, cellulose, woodworking, food-processing, and electrical industries. There is a hydroelectric power plant and a university in the city. Expo ’74, whose theme was the protection of the environment, was held in Spokane in 1974; the United States and the USSR were among the participants.

Spokane

a city in E Washington: commercial centre of an agricultural region. Pop.: 196 624 (2003 est.)
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