100 years ago in Spokane: Chronicle editorial board endorses North Idaho joining Washington

The Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page offered an alternative to the proposed new state of Lincoln.

Instead of merging Eastern Washington and North Idaho into a new state, the Chronicle suggested that North Idaho simply become part of Washington.

People in Spokane “have a high regard and strong sympathy for their neighbors of northern Idaho” and would be “pleased to have its sturdy and energetic people linked with them in one great state.” It would greatly expand the wealth and population of Washington.

The Chronicle noted that Eastern Washington had little appetite for seceding from the rest of Washington. Eastern and Western Washington “have their differences,” said the editors,

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