Signing: Ty Brown
Please drop by Auntie's Bookstore on Saturday, April 20th to pick up your signed copy of Wandermere: Legacy on the Little Spokane River and speak to author Ty Brown!
About "Wandermere: Legacy on the Little Spokane River":
Situated on the banks of the Little Spokane River lies Wandermere Golf Course. The land that is now Wandermere Golf Course has always been a coveted spot in the Spokane area. It was owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad for several years until it was purchased in the late 1800s by Spokane pioneer Francis H. Cook. Cook is credited with owning Spokane’s first newspaper, Spokan Times (the e was intentionally left off the name by Mr. Cook), and creating what is now Mt. Spokane State Park. The Wandermere property changed hands two more times before being purchased by Robert C. Ross and A.L Doran in 1930.
Ross had a vision to create Spokane’s year-round playground with a championship golf course. Over the years, Wandermere became the go-to place for golfing, swimming, fishing, skiing, picnicking, and boating. This was the beginning of a family business that would see four generations continue in the tradition that Ross set out to create.
Today, Wandermere is still the centerpiece of the Little Spokane River basin. Though most of the activities have come and gone, the golf course remains and is considered one of the best in the region. Wandermere Golf Course has become an essential part of the history of the area and continues to stand out as a destination for the people of Spokane and beyond.
About Ty Brown:
Ty Brown was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, where he has lived a majority of his life. He teaches high school English and history. Ty’s family owns and operates Wandermere Golf Course, as they have since 1930 when his great-grandparents purchased the land on the Little Spokane River. He enjoys his time with his wife and young daughter at their home in the Little Spokane River Valley.