James N. Glover

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James Nettle Glover (1837 - 1921) is considered the founding father of Spokane, Washington. In 1871 two squatters, James Downing and Seth Scranton, had built a sawmill at the south bank of the Spokane Falls on the Spokane River. Glover and his partner Jasper N. Matheny, coming from Oregon, had recognized the investment potential and bought the claim of 160 acres (0.65 km2) and the sawmill from Downing and Scranton. Later Glover would become one of Spokane's first bankers and mayor.

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