This Week in History


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Cheney Free Press, 1906

Week of the 26th

Five thousand inhabitants for Cheney

This was the front-page headline of the Cheney Free Press on Friday Oct. 26, 1906. “Cheney has bigger things in store than the building of the interurban line,” the article read.

The interurban line, which was part of Washington Water Power’s interurban electric rail system, connected to the interurban depot in the heart of Cheney. The original building still stands at 505 2nd St., and is currently for sale.

The depot itself moved to another location in Cheney that is now under renovation (picture attached)...

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