This week on Sound Effect, take a trip down a rabbit hole. It all started when contributor Warren Langford brought to our attention a man who was trying to track down a mystery disco musician on a cassette he found. That led us to Seattle’s first openly-operated gay disco bar in Seattle, Shelly’s Leg, and the story behind the owner Shelly Bauman. In researching Shelly’s Leg, we came across a rumor about a relative of our current President, which is quickly debunked. What wasn’t a rumor, however, was that this relative was involved in the short-lived mining town of Monte Cristo, Washington. We conclude our trip down the rabbit hole by talking to the historian that told us the rumor wasn’t true about a man who started the first self-serve grocery store in Seattle, only to suffer from PTSD from World War I.
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.