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Meet the Confederate spy who became mayor of Seattle
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Season 2019
Episode 8
Sometimes so-called “fake news” makes real news. We focus on three famous Seattle hoaxes...
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Meet the Confederate spy who became mayor of Seattle

Season: 2019
Eps: 9

Beriah Brown was a frontier newspaperman who defended slavery and the South during the Civil war. His work infuriated Union supporters who drove him out of San Francisco under threat of lynching. He fled to Seattle to escape the past and start over.

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