Season 5 Episode #504
Broadcasts: June 17, 10:30 p.m. [OPB TV], June 19, 3:30 a.m. [OPB TV], May 19, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], May 21, 2:30 a.m. [OPB TV], January 5, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], January 7, 2:30 a.m. [OPB TV]
Oysters are unusual little creatures, and they've played a distinctive role in Pacific Northwest history. As Euro-Americans settled this region, the native oyster became one of the first natural resources to be exploited on a large scale — and one of the first to be depleted. The oyster business spawned the creation of several coastal communities and precipitated the demise of a vast Indian reservation. Yet the oysters themselves and the colorful oystermen who farm them have contributed many unacknowledged environmental benefits, as well.
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Oregon Experience: Episode #502
Most Recent Broadcast: July 1, 2013
Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Clark Foundation
Additional Support By: Decherd Charitable Trust
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