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Mossback's Northwest

When the ‘American Hitler’ Came to Washington

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.

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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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