Mossback's Northwest

When Mark Twain Came to Seattle

01/22/2019 | 3m 33s

It was a trying time for Seattleites in the summer of 1895. The city was still reeling from the Panic of 1893, which threw the national economy into a tailspin, and the skies were hazy with wildfire smoke. Into this scene stroll Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Reeling from his own financial misfortune, America’s most celebrated author made his only visit to the Pacific Northwest.

Aired: 01/22/19

Rating: NR

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