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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.
||Clean35: The Albert Ostman Story||Or how to escape when you are kidnapped by Sasquatch. This week, we are joined by Joel from Mainland Podcast to discuss Albert Ostman's account of being kidnapped by a family of Bigfoot in 1924 in British Columbia. Mainland Podcast: [On Twitter @mai||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: The Knights of the Golden Circle: Part 2||This week we will finish our discussion on the KGC, focusing on their activities in the Northwest. We will also visit with our old friend Jefferson Standifer. Check out our website [www.cascadiapodcast.com](www.cascadiapodcast.com) for the books that w||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: The Knights of the Golden Circle: Part 1||Have you ever heard of the Knights of the Golden Circle? Not many people have, yet this group claimed responsibility for tearing the South from Union and igniting the American Civil War. This week we talk about the group's origins and activities. Next||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: 2018 Recap||Happy New Year to all of our listeners. We took a few moments to think about all of our favorite moments in 2018||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: The Puget Sound War||When the first white settlers arrived in the Puget Sound Area, they found a diverse group of native tribes already living there. Unfortunately, coexistence did not work, and blood was shed. Governor Isaac Stevens took a heavy-handed approach to negotia.||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Idaho Trivia Game||This week on Cascadia we celebrate our 30th episode with a game of Idaho trivia. Loser buys pizza!||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: The Sad Fate of George Colgate||In the 1890s, a hunting party set out from Kendrick, Idaho to look for bear, elk and deer along the Locsha River. It was supposed to be a leisure trip, but soon a heavy snow started to fall, and the camp cook, George Colgate, fell ill. The rest of the .||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: The Excellent Adventures of Ezra Meeker||Ezra Meeker traveled across the Oregon trail west and east several times. He went by wagon, train, car, and plane, all to raise awareness that the trail was being lost to time and development.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: The Last "Great" Train Robbery||In 1923, the DeAutremont brothers decided to change careers from lumberjacks to outlaw. After missing an opportunity to rob a bank, they set their sights on a train robbery near Ashland, Oregon in the Siskiyou Mountains. The whole thing went bad, peopl.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: The Kennewick Man||In the 1990's, the remains of a human were found on the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State. This discovery set of a decade long legal battle over the rights of scientists to examine the remains.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: History of the Alaska State Troopers||In this episode we discuss the history and evolution of the agency now known as the Alaska State Troopers. The men and women of this agency face some of the toughest working conditions of police officers in the country, and they do it with bravery. The.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: The Owhyee War||They say good fences make good neighbors. But what if your neighbor was trying to steal thousands of dollars of precious metals from you? In 1868 on War Eagle Mountain near Silver City, Idaho two mine shafts ran into each other, sparking off a war betw.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: The Nampa Image||In 1889 some men were digging a well near Nampa, Idaho when they came across an object of archaeological interest. It was a small clay figure of a woman, said to be two million years old. This is considered to be an out of place artifact. Could it be e.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Haunted Cascadia||HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This week we will take a trip around Cascadia to look for ghosts. We will start out at the Hot Lake Resort in Lagrande, Oregon where Ben had some of his own experiences. From there we will get on the highway toward Ontario where we ca||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: The Lava Lake Murders||In the fall of 1923, three men from Bend, Oregon went to an isolated cabin in the woods to trap furs to make a little extra cash. The next spring, Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris were found dead in the lake near their cabin. Each man had b.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Northwest Cryptids||Have you ever seen anything strange in the woods? This episode is all about creatures that science has yet to explain. You will hear about the Bear Lake Monster of Southern Idaho, Batsquatch of Washington State, the Little Devils of Owyhee County, Idah.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: The Mad Trapper of Rat River||A man led police on a chase lasting weeks in the bitter cold and snow above the Arctic Circle. He killed one officer and wounded two more, but no one knows why he was running. He ran for more than a month, but never said a word to the officers chasing .||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Seattle and Walla Walla Vigilantes||"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke This week we will explore vigilante movements in Washington State, especially in Seattle and Walla Walla. Join us for this fascinating history.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: The Legend of The Almo Massacre||The Almo Massacre was one of the most terrible events on the Oregon Trail, with a wagon train of 300 almost being completely wiped out by natives. The story of which has been passed down through oral histories of the area since the 1860s. But did it ev.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The City of Rajneeshpuram, Oregon||Rajneeshpuram, Oregon was a town in central Oregon that only existed for a few short years in the early 1980's. Built by the followers of an Indian guru, there was plenty of free love to go around. But there was also a deep paranoia that forced these c.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Ghost Towns, part 2||Who doesn't love a good ghost town? This week we talk about six more Northwest Ghost towns.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The Mystery of Flight 956||Our tribute to Thinking Sideways. On October 1, 1966, West Coast Airlines Flight 956 took off from Eugene, Oregon en route to Portland. On the way, it would crash into a mountain, killing everyone aboard. The cause of the crash is still shrouded in mys.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Pacific Northwest Wildfires||This week we give an overview of some of the major fires in the Northwest and talk about how our attitudes and approaches to fire fighting has changed.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: How the Confederacy Saved the Whales||Or How the Last Shots of the Civil War were fired in the Pacific Northwest. The CSS Shenandoah's mission was to destroy any Union commerce ship it could find. And it was quite successful at that. Find out how the Confedarcy saved the whales on this epi.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: To Hang the Sheriff: The David Updyke Story Part 2||And then Updyke found religion, repented of his sins, and everyone lived happily ever after. Right? Wrong. His wave of terror continued, and he was eventually taken out, the hard way. This is the exciting conclusion of the David C. Updyke story.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: To Hang the Sheriff: The David Updyke Story Part 1||This is a true Wild West story. David Updyke was a native New Yorker who came west to mine gold. He would end up as sheriff of Ada County, Idaho after being installed to that office by agents of Henry Plummer, the infamous outlaw and sheriff of Bannack.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Common Criminal History Throughout the Decades||For this episode, Jeff let Ben take the reigns. Pirate treasure, curses, gold, murder, robberies, prison. Its all in this episode, inexplicably. Ben will lead us from the 1500's to modern day, telling us tales of criminal behavior, and what punishment||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Nez Perce War||When The Lewis and Clark Expedition came through the Northwest, the Nez Perce People greeted them with open arms. A generation later, the Nez Perce were at war with the settlers. The army took up the fight and chased the natives for hundreds of miles b.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: The Cursed Gold of Pitt Lake||A man was hung for murder. On the gallows, he uttered a curse that would cause anyone that tried to find his gold to die. Many have tried, many of have died, but still people look for this lost mine. Is it a curse, or just really hard to get to? The tr.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Some Weird Northwest Happenings||The Northwest is a strange place. In this episode, we explore some of that weirdness. From blobs raining from the sky that make people sick, to the mummy of John Wilkes Booth residing in Idaho, this episode is really weird. And make sure you stick a...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: The Magruder Party Massacre||Gold, greed and murder. This week we take a look at the incident that led to the first legal hangings in the Idaho Territory. We'll even throw in a premintion for good measure. Stay tuned after the show for a special announcement from our very own Ben.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: The Pig War||Did a war seriously almost get started over a pig? Or was it map issues? Find out how the United States and Great Britain almost went into battle over a border dispute which was catalyzed by the shooting of a black boar. This event took place in San J||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: 5 Northwest Ghost Towns||Join us for a trip through many of the legendary ghost towns of the Northwest.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Northwest Sea Explorations||In this episode we discuss the first non natives to step foot in the Northwest, including the story of the first American on the west coast. No, his name wasn't Lewis or Clark, but he did attempt to travel across the North American continent from West .||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: The Snake War||A war happens on the American frontier while the Civil War raged back home. In this episode we will discuss the combatants and the outcome of a conflict called the Snake War. Painting is of Ma-wo-ma, a 19th-century leader of approximately 3,000 Snake .||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0-Zero Episode||Hello! Welcome to Cascadia. This episode is just a little introduction to the show. You will get a quick description of what we will talk about, plus a sneak preview at our first episode. Enjoy!||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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I love hearing about Idaho’s history and this is the only podcast I’ve heard that covers more than one or two episodes about it. That being said I can’t hear you guys, I can have my iPhone cranked and be holding it to my ear and barely hear you. It also sounds like you and talking in a fish bowl. But besides that keep the history coming.
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.
I love it!
I like to listen to it each week. They not only cover Oregon but other states too!