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  • January 19
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  • Seattle

IN PERSON: Will the 2020s Roar like the 1920s?

A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.” Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s? Historian William Woodward charts the eerily familiar developments of a century ago: shattered idealism, social clashes, domestic terrorism, culture wars, disorienting technologies, […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Wednesday
    January 19, 2022
  • Where
  • Greenwood Senior Center
    525 N 85th St
    Seattle, WA 98103 United States
  • January 19
  • |
  • Westport

ONLINE: Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King

On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead was trapped by federal prohibition agents and their Tommy guns on a lonely Puget Sound dock. His reign as the Northwest’s most prolific bootlegger had ended. But big questions—political, cultural, and legal—remained. Why did Olmstead, the youngest lieutenant in Seattle Police Department history, form a secret gang to take […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    January 19, 2022
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Westport, United States
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