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By Michaela Friedrich
Cheney Free Press 

A glimpse of history portrayed in Cheney


Last updated 6/2/2022 at 12:46pm

Steve Grimes

Union soldiers regroup after battle with Confederates.

CHENEY – Locals and visitors alike came from all over to watch the recreation of a piece of American history at the Spokane Civil War Reenactment over the Memorial Day Weekend in Cheney.

Lillian Applington portrayed a typical housewife taking care of her children, who were also dressed in timely attire to demonstrate what a typical home would look like during the Civil War.

Applington said her interest in the era of time began when she was 12-years-old while watching a Ken Burns documentary called "The Civil War." She's played a part in the reenactment for more than 25 years.

"This is pre...

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