The Great Fire of 1889

The Great Fire of 1889 (HM1O25)

Location: Spokane, WA 99201 Spokane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 39.753', W 117° 25.343'

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Water Pumping Plant

About 6 P.M. Sunday, Aug. 4, 1889 a fire started in a small restaurant six blocks south of here. It soon spread into an uncontrollable inferno which destroyed three-fourths of the business district. Miraculously only two lives were lost. Insufficient water for fire fighting was part of the problem and officials were criticized.

Emotions cooled with the embers, however and it now seems that no actual negligence was involved.

The masonry foundation of the water-pumping plant that served the city then may still be seen on the rocky island directly in front of you.
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HM NumberHM1O25
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Placed ByEastern Washington State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 468287 N 5278881
Decimal Degrees47.66255000, -117.42238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 39.753', W 117° 25.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 39' 45.18" N, 117° 25' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park Trail, Spokane WA 99201, US
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