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Did you know that the United States almost went war over a pig? Is there lost gold in the Northwest? Did you know the first television was invented in Idaho? We will tell you about that and so much more on the Cascadia Podcast, your choice show for Northwest American Continent History.

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Did you know that the United States almost went war over a pig? Is there lost gold in the Northwest? Did you know the first television was invented in Idaho? We will tell you about that and so much more on the Cascadia Podcast, your choice show for Northwest American Continent History.

    Owyhee County Museum Interview

    Owyhee County Museum Interview

    This week, Cascadia is on the road. We visit the Owyhee County Museum in Murphy, Idaho to sit down with Eriks Garsvo, the director of the museum. We talk about some of the unique items they have on display, as well as the upcoming Outpost Days. Check them out online at
    http://owyheemuseum.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/OwyheeCountyMuseum/
    And visit them in person!

    • 34 min
    49: "Swiftwater" Bill Gates

    49: "Swiftwater" Bill Gates

    Swiftwater was one of the interesting characters in history. He earned a fortune by mining in the Klondike, blew it all, and ended up murdered in Peru. All the way, he married several women, including two sisters and courted a third. It seems women would forever be his undoing.

    • 28 min
    48: Klondike Kate Rockwell

    48: Klondike Kate Rockwell

    As a young woman, Klondike Kate traveled to the Gold Rush where she was able to build a fortune as a dancer, entertaining miners in Dawson, Alaska. She led a wild life for a while, but finally settled down in the state of Oregon where she built a boarding house and lived out her final years being called "Aunt Kate" by her neighbors.

    • 24 min
    47: The Whitman Massacre

    47: The Whitman Massacre

    Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were a missionary couple that set out west to start a mission among the Cayuse Indians. They helped blaze the Oregon Trail, but their end was tragic.

    • 21 min
    46: The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

    46: The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

    The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus is a unique and rare creature that resides only in Cascadia. It resides in the coniferous forests found in the Olympic National Forest. It's a strange amphibian, residing on both land and sea. When on land it lives high in the trees so that few humans have actually seen one in the wild. We recently learned that the octopus could be extinct soon.  Decades of encroachment by humans have limited the range of the octopus and is endangering them. Coupled with the ever increasing population of the octopus' two natural predators, eagles and Sasquatch, these creatures could be gone within the next decade or so. If you are still reading this, happy april fool's day. Listen to this episode for a good laugh at some of our outtakes from the past year.

    • 17 min
    45: Joseph Lane

    45: Joseph Lane

    Joseph Lane was a Mexican-American War veteran, the first Oregon Territorial Governor, Oregon State Senator, and ran as vice-president in the 1860 Presidential Election. He was also an ardent seccesionist and one of the leaders of the Knights fo the Golden Circle in the Pacific Northwest.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

mel63254 ,

Could very easily be a 5 star

A lot of times it's hard to hear you guys. Even with my phone volume cranked & my car stereo at 32 it of 40 volume level. Get the volume higher on your end, and I'll be happy to up it to 5 stars. Otherwise it's good stuff guys.

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Zack

Inability to correctly pronounce names of cities, counties, etc. reduces credibility. Applying obviously liberal viewpoint to issues taking place 200 years ago doesn’t fit with reality of the times. Tell the story, but spare the interpretations if you aren’t able to consider what life may have been like in those days.

Frank Schumpert ,

Absolutely LOVE the Knights of the Golden Circle

Episodes 33&34 just check them out. As a native of South Carolina I’ve heard rumors of KGC before but as yet never found a show that covered them until now. Very well researched, quality is excellent and I highly recommend. Currently listening to their Bigfoot episode. Great job!

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