Wed, September 18, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - FULL
Thursday, Sept 19, 2013, 11 am - 12 noon - FULL
4002 East Ferry, Spokane, WA 99202
The White's Boots tradition has its roots in the logging country of west Virginia back before the Civil War. It was there that Otto White's father & grandfather made calked boots for the logging industry. In 1902, the tradition was carried west when Otto and his father moved to St. Maries, Idaho. Then in 1915 they moved to Spokane, Washington where, under Otto's guidance, the business flourished. Otto White remained active in the shop until his death at age 91 in 1972. Today we still build our boots one at a time by hand.
On this tour, you will walk all over the factory so everyone has to obey the safety instructions at all times. Your child can attend if they can handle the environment and follow instructions. Its noisy in the buildings because of all the loud equipment and machinery. Not all kids can remain content in loud places. During the tour you will walk right next to people with hammers and other tools and operating equipment such as sewing machines or leather cutters. Some kids don't want to stay next to their parent because they want to get right next to exciting places and touch interesting things, oblivious to the danger. There are nails all over the floor that shouldn't be picked up or played with since they aren't toys or weapons. Out of respect for all those on the tour and the business that is donating their time for our educational benefit, you don't want the tour halted because your child has to be removed for disrupting workers or creating an unsafe environment.
Note: Close-toed shoes are required.
Tour limits: 20 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.