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Mossback's Northwest

Harry Allen, Turn of the Century Trans Youth

Mossback's Northwest

Harry Allen, Turn of the Century Trans Youth

5m 15s

Long before transgender rights were headline news, a man by the name of Harry Allen was challenging gender norms in the Pacific Northwest, making headlines of his own during the gold rush era of the late 19th century. He was a cowboy, he was a bartender, he was an outlaw and he was born Nell Pickerel. In this episode of Mossback’s Northwest, Knute Berger tells his story.

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Northwest Oystermania

The Olympia oyster is the Pacific Coast's only indigenous oyster. 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. Invasive Japanese oysters took over its habitat, but the might Olympia might be making a comeback, thanks to interested shellfish farmers.

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