Solomon (Sam) Calvo (left) and Fred August stand in front of Waterfront Fish and Oyster Co. in the Pike Place Market.
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Solomon (Sam) Calvo (left) and Fred August stand in front of Waterfront Fish and Oyster Co. in the Pike Place Market.
Credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 1092

How did Seattle become home to a large Sephardic Jewish community?

The answer takes us all the way back to 1492. And it features a couple of excellent mustaches.

There's a bit of family legend in this answer too. And there are issues we're still wrestling with - race, immigration, and privilege.

This archive episode originally aired June 6, 2019.

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where our KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

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