By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney's Historic Ford Dealership Leaves Lasting Legacy

The Ratcliffe’s story spans 117 years


Last updated 1/24/2022 at 11:53am

CHENEY – The Southwest Spokane County Historical Society released a visual featurette on one of Cheney’s most historical landmarks, the Ratcliffe Dealership which originally opened in 1884. Charles Albert Ratcliffe traveled to Cheney in 1884 and opened up the first ever agricultural implement company in the city. This establishment would continue to grow over the years until it became Cheney’s first official Ford dealership as well. Ratcliffe’s dealership and implement business evolved over the years into three locations on a single block of Second Street between College and F Stree...

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