Latah to Newman Lake, Spokane County, Washington

 
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Latah, is a town in Spokane County.

Latah was officially incorporated on April 9, 1892.

Liberty Lake, is an incorporated city in Spokane County, on the Idaho state line. Liberty Lake is a suburb of Spokane, Washington. Thus, it is situated between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Liberty Lake was named after an Etienne Edward Laliberte (A French Canadian-1871), later he changed his name to Steve Liberty, a mail carrier and homesteader by the Lake.

Liberty Lake was officially incorporated on August 31, 2001. The lake itself is located outside of the city limits as it is outside the urban growth boundary. City Homepage  

Medical Lake, is a city in Spokane County. It also houses one mental hospital, Eastern State Hospital. City Homepage 

Marshall

Mead is a small unincorporated farming community north of Spokane in Spokane County. This rural area is not tracked by the United States Census Bureau.

In 1900 Mead was the second stop on the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway. The community included the Cushing & Bryant general store, a blacksmith shop, a public school with approximately 60 students, a Methodist Episcopal church, and a Sunday school. At the time the post office was located in the Cushing & Bryant store.

The Mead School District, which is named after the town of Mead, as their very first school was built there, enrolls approximately 9000 students in two high schools, two middle schools, and eight elementary schools. The district also has an alternative high school.

Mead is home to the computer game development firm, Cyan Worlds, makers of Myst and Riven. The Kaiser Aluminum Mead Works, which operated as a leading area employer from 1942 until curtailment in 2001, is nearby.

Milan is an unincorporated community in Spokane County. Milan is a rural community located along the Burlington Northern Railroad, east of Deer Park. It is named after the Italian city of Milan.

In 1900 Milan was an important shipping point on the Great Northern Railway. There were two sawmills in the community, and two more within a couple of miles, which supplied lumber to the city of Spokane. James Conalton was Milan's postmaster and storekeeper at the time.

Millwood was officially incorporated on October 26, 1927. it was named for the local paper mill.

According to the Tacoma Public Library's Washington Place Names database: "In 1900, it was chosen as a station by the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Electric Railway, and was named Woodward's for the family who owned the land along the railway route. When Inland Empire Paper Company built a paper mill they requested a name change to Milltown. Railway officials refused the change unless the Woodward family agreed. A compromise resulted, using the word mill combined with the first four letters of Woodward. It was incorporated October 27, 1927." City Homepage 

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