In 1889 Cheney was a young and fast-growing town, actively competing with nearby Spokane to be the largest city in the region. Cheney’s ambitions were delivered a devastating blow on April 18th of that year. A fire began in the early morning at O.…

Cheney has been a gathering place for thousands of years, and people have come up with different names for this spot. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Native Americans called this place "Yts'piyits'p", which means “worn out, worn out” in the native language…