Most people say that the best way to get to know Spokane is to stay here for a summer. This summer I had the luxury of living and working in Spokane. As a de-stresser I spent my downtime finding the secret treasures of Spokane. This is a once a month segment that will let you in on both the awesomeness of Spo-summers and the treasures of Spokane.
Bet you didn’t know that there is a trash eating goat statue in River Front Park right next to the Carousel. With the press of a button, a metal goat standing at the center of a man made grotto across from Atticus will vacuum trash right out of your hands. Created by Sister Paula Mary Turnball for the 1974 World’s Fair held in Spokane, this statue is the reason hardly anyone finds a scrap of loose paper, tin, or glass within 50 feet of the grotto which the goat stands in. Inspired by the World’s fair’s first environmental theme, “Celebrating a fresh, new environment,” Turnball created the statue originally to ensure an ease of maintenance of the fair grounds by keeping loose papers from flying around, but has since grown to be a great tourist attraction.