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Mossback's Northwest

When Washington's Cities Burned

Mossback's Northwest

When Washington's Cities Burned

5m 37s

During a hot summer, we worry about wildfires in our forests and range lands. But in 1889, the year that Washington became a state, three of Washington's cities burned within weeks of each other.

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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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