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City was founded as Spokane Falls in 1872.
In 2004 it was voted as the ‘All-American City’;
In 1974 it hosted the the ‘World’s Fair’ and was one of the smallest cities to have ever done so.

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‘Bloomsday Run’ was born here in Spokane, WA.  It is the largest timed running race in North America.
Spokane also hosts ‘Hoopfest’, the world’s largest 3–on–3 basketball tournament.
Spokane is currently the second most populous city in Washington state and is the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis.

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Spokane is where ‘Father’s Day’ got its start.
Spokane, WA is home to major medical centers and is acknowledged as a major heart research center in North America.  It has a medical school.
Spokane is home to some of the nation’s top educational institutions:  Gonzaga university and Gonzaga Law School.  Whitworth College which holds top honors for its Music Academy.

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Spokane City Population: 204,400 Residents
Metro Area Population: 450,000 Residents.
Spokane is known for it’s big city feel with a small town atmosphere.

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Spokane, WA elevation is 2,000 feet.  Average High Temperature in July: 82.8 °F
Average High Temperature in December: 35.2 °F
Annual Rainfall: 18.8 Inches
Sunny Weather: 174 Days Per Year
Average Relative Humidity: 65%

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Top Employers in Spokane:

Fairchild Air force Base and 92nd Air Refueling Wing and Military
State of Washington/Public School Systems
Medical (Sacred Heart/Holy Family/Deaconess/Children’s Hospital/Rockwood/PAML
National and international exports of approximately $662 Million dollars annually
Retail, Casinos, Railroad, Agriculture and Ranching

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