Mount Spokane, by Becker, Duane
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- ISBN: 9780738595436 | 0738595438
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/20/2012
Located just 25 northeast of Spokane, Mount Spokane has been a popular winter and summer recreation area for many years. The area around the 5,883-foot peak is rugged and covered with dense forest and plant habitat. As the population around the area grew during the last half of the 19th century, more people and community leaders got involved with Mount Spokane. In 1927, the area became a state park. Skiing has long since been popular on the mountain, and today the skiing tradition continues stronger than ever. For the first time, this book brings together the complete history and photograph collection of Mount Spokane. This photographic history covers not only skiing but also early auto tour trips, a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and a Spokane television station that built its transmitting tower on the summit of a mountain. Today, Mount Spokane is a 13,919-acre park, the largest state park in Washington.