1920s: a network of interconnected feeder lines, owned by theNorthern Pacific or the Great Northern, branched out from Spokane,connecting with mines in the Idaho panhandle, farms along theColumbia or Snake Rivers, and resorts in the Rocky Mountains.Spokane referred to its vast tributary region as “the Inland Empire.”
Glacier National Park was formed because of the railroad.
Great Northern was the biggest promoter of Glacier National Park,they offered many packages, some including an overnight stay inSpokane.
The city of Spokane was created as a town to house railroad riders.
The Davenport Hotel was made as hotel to house important peopleand lumberjacks alike.