Father's Day Marker

Spokane, Washington

Riverfront Park

Father's Day was started in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd in 1910 at the local YMCA. However, it wasn't until 1972 that Father's Day was made a permanent national holiday.

A historical marker in Riverfront Park notes the holiday's Spokane origins.


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Father's Day Historical Marker (S05A0141)

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