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Mossback's Northwest

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 mail order bride scheme of a Seattle founder

A mad scheme to bring the "Mercer girls," marriageable young women, to Puget Sound’s frontier was the basis for a 1960s TV series, "Here Come the Brides." But it wasn’t all calico and fun.