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Welcome to Spokane Washington
It is located east of Spokane, west of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and surrounds the city of Millwood on three sides. The city incorporated as the City of Spokane Valley on March 31, Spokane Valley is named after the valley of the Spokane River , in which it is located. Before becoming an incorporated city, the area was and still is referred to as "The Valley" by residents of the Spokane—Coeur d'Alene area. Unlike the other five towns, Millwood avoided becoming part of Spokane Valley by incorporating itself in ; although, it is part of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. In about , fur traders from the North West Company began traveling through the area.
The history of Spokane, Washington in the northwestern United States developed because Spokane Falls and its surroundings were a gathering place for numerous cultures for thousands of years. The area's indigenous people settled there due to the fertile hunting grounds and abundance of salmon in the Spokane River. At the nexus of the Little Spokane and the Spokane , Thompson's men built a new fur trading post , which is the first long-term European settlement in Washington state. The first American settlers, squatters J. Downing, with his wife, stepdaughter, and S.
Spokane Valley, Washington
A pink, double flower cultivar of the common lilac , known as Syringa vulgaris 'Spokane', is named for the city. According to the Census , Spokane had a population of ,, making it the second-largest city in Washington , and the th-largest city in the United States. In , the United States Census Bureau estimated the city's population at , and the population of the Spokane Metropolitan Area at , The first people to live in the area, the Spokane tribe their name meaning "children of the sun" in Salishan , lived off plentiful game. David Thompson explored the area with the westward expansion and establishment of the North West Company 's Spokane House in