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Mossback's Northwest

How Seattleites Navigated Downtown Before GPS

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Mossback's Northwest

How Seattleites Navigated Downtown Before GPS

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At some point or another, every Seattleite hears this phrase: Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest. But what the heck does that mean? Well, it’s a mnemonic device, the kind of thing someone makes up to remember something. In this case, it’s the sequence of east-west streets that make up the city’s downtown core, from Pioneer Square to Belltown.

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The Centralia Tragedy Left a Legacy Still Debated

In 1919, during an Armistice Day parade, a gun battle between Wobblies (IWW) and the American Legion left five men dead, and scars in the Northwest psyche. It was a violent clash between two ideologies -- the anti Bolshevik American Legion and the radical socialists known as the Industrial Workers of the World.

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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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