Host Knute Berger mines the Pacific Northwest's historical and cultural nuggets. Learn hidden backstories behind the region's most interesting treasures and discover why they're still relevant today.
The 'Lesser Seattle' that scorned Seattle's global ambitions
After World War II, civic boosters launched a campaign called Greater Seattle which rolled out the red carpet for transplants and tourists in hopes of transforming the city into a global destination. Meanwhile, another kind of civic booster was arising. Operating under the banner Lesser Seattle, these Seattleites sought to keep Seattle from changing its character.