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On August 4, 1889, less than five months after Washington Water Power was created, the Great Spokane Fire swept through 32 blocks of the city's downtown commercial district. Crews worked around the clock, salvaging lights and wire, to reconnect the city. A tradition of service was born.
These underwriters congratulate Avista on 125 years of service:
Itron, McKinstry, Washington State University Spokane, Whitworth College, Eastern Washington University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Gonzaga University, The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, University of Idaho. Paine Hamblen, Washington Trust Bank, and Mercer
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