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Mossback's Northwest

The Great Swinomish-Husky Race of 1941 | Bites

Mossback's Northwest

The Great Swinomish-Husky Race of 1941 | Bites

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How a race between rival crews brought Native and UW paddlers closer to the sport — and each other.

Play Airships over the Klondike | Bites

Prospectors headed to the 1897 gold rush in Alaska had to bring tons of provisions with them. Some imagined the possibility of airships carrying freight and gold back and forth to the Klondike, and suddenly, airships were being "seen" all over the world.

Play Sir Thomas Beecham's Seattle "Dustbin" | Bites

Wealthy English aristocrat and musician Sir Thomas Beecham came to Seattle during WWII to be the Seattle Symphony's conductor for two years. Outspoken and fiery in temperament, he made a statement about Seattle's artistic life that stings citizens even today.

Play Northwest Oystermania | Bites

Tiny compared to other oysters, the Olympia was for decades raked out of Washington's beds by the ton, to feeding hungry gold diggers in California and Northwestern lumbermen.

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