Scrip and a tragic ballet
Last updated 6/3/2020 at 9:20am
Grand Coulee Dam and the Spokane's Golden Jubilee of 1939
The “Great Spokane Fire” occurred on August 4, 1889, destroying 32 downtown city blocks. Exactly 50 years later, Spokane would host the “Golden Jubilee” statehood celebration. For this celebration “Wooden Money” or scrip was produced with a value of 5 cents. Scrip was given to Spokane residents, tribal members, and workers bu...