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Mossback's Northwest

Meet the Confederate spy who became mayor of Seattle

Mossback's Northwest

Meet the Confederate spy who became mayor of Seattle

4m 3s

Beriah Brown was a frontier newspaperman who defended slavery and the South during the Civil war. His work infuriated Union supporters who drove him out of San Francisco under threat of lynching. He fled to Seattle to escape the past and start over.

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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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