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A gorgeous Spokane sunset over Riverfront Park.
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"Spokane" means "children of the sun" – from the Salish language of the Spokane Native American Tribe.

Photo: James Richman

Enjoying water sports on one of Spokane’s beautiful blue-sky days
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Think the Pacific Northwest has a gloomy reputation? Think again: Spokane sees an average of 260 days of sunshine a year.

Photo: City of Spokane Valley

Fireworks over Spokane’s Riverfront Park
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Spokane hosted Expo ’74, the first World’s Fair focused on the environment, at Riverfront Park.