Clip: Season 1 | 1m 36s
In 1892, Washington Water Power, now Avista, purchased several streetcar companies and actively started laying rails and wires throughout the city. By 1900, the company was the premier owner and operator of electric streetcars in Spokane.
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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