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Mossback's Northwest

When the ‘American Hitler’ Came to Washington

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Mossback's Northwest

When the ‘American Hitler’ Came to Washington

3m 8s

Knute Berger explores the dark history of the Silver Shirts, a fascist splinter group that fielded a presidential candidate William Dudley Pelley in 1936. The only state where the group's candidate of choice was able to get on the ballot? Washington.

5m 44s

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.

5m 23s

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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