Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
(The Little Spokane River hike is the same day, right after the tour: August 7, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm.)
12415 N. Fairwood Drive
Spokane, WA 99218
We are filling our time at Bozarth Mansion with a historical tour and a bring-your-own picnic lunch. After our time at the Bozarth Mansion, you are welcome to join the Moose Trail hike at the Little Spokane River. The trailhead is about 1/4 mile from Bozarth. Make sure your car is parked on the street (N. Fairwood Dr), not the Bozarth property after the tour.
Gonzaga University’s Bozarth Mansion and Retreat Center was originally known as “ Waikiki”. The mansion, which was designed by famed architect Kirkland K. Cutter, was constructed at a cost of approximately $100,000 in 1911-1913. The home was built for J.P. Graves, whose father, John James Graves, was one of Spokane’s early-day mining and railroad tycoons. J.P. Graves was the builder and president of the Inland Empire Traction Lines, one of Spokane’s street car companies. However, one of Mr. Graves’ principal businesses was his famous, 1,000 acre cattle and dairy ranch, Waikiki, on which the mansion was constructed. Newspaper accounts indicate he purchased the land for his ranch in about 1904. The ranch originally included the land on which Whitworth College is presently located. Waikiki Ranch is said to have had the largest herd of thoroughbred Jersey Cattle in the Pacific Coast region. The dairy was very well known throughout the world and breeding stock were shipped as far away as China.
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Parking: There is some parking on the Bozarth property. There is also parking on North Fairwood Drive but be on the lookout for the "No Parking" signs. The signs are scattered (randomly?) on the street so be sure to park properly.
Ages: This historical tour is designed for ages 6 and up but all ages are welcome.
What to bring: camera, comfortable walking shoes, picnic lunch.
Tour limits: 50 people
How to Register: For an adult and her 3 kids, the adult would register herself under the "Adult Attendee Info" section. Then under "Additional Family Members" at the bottom of the form, she would select "3" in the drop down box.