Historic Taverns & Psychedelic Pioneers: An Evening With Brad Holden
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Folio is excited to welcome back Author, Historian and Finder of old things, Brad Holden, for an in person evening at the historic Pike Place Market! Join us for a charming presentation and wine reception.
When not out searching for local historical artifacts, Brad Holden enjoys writing about Seattle’s past. His latest book, Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger & Psychedelic Pioneer chronicles the life of Alfred M. Hubbard, one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from Seattle's past. Brad's new Podcast Dim Lights & Stiff Drinks: The Dive Bars of Seattle explores the backstory of various local dive bars and historic taverns, and is recorded live at each location. The podcast will be available on all platforms starting this month.
Brad's work has appeared in Pacific Northwest Magazine and he is a contributor for HistoryLink.org- an online encyclopedia of Washington state history. Holden has been profiled in Seattle Magazine, Seattle Refined, King 5 Evening! and various newspapers. His first book, Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners & Graft in the Queen City was published in 2019, and his latest book, "Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger & Psychedelic Pioneer" was released on July 26, 2021. He lives in Edmonds, WA.
Seattle has a long tradition of being at the forefront of technological innovation. In 1919, a mysterious young inventor named Alfred M. Hubbard made his first newspaper appearance with the announcement of a perpetual motion machine that harnessed energy from Earth's atmosphere. From there, Hubbard transformed himself into a charlatan, bootlegger, radio pioneer, top-secret spy, millionaire and uranium entrepreneur. In the early 1950s, after discovering the transformative effects of a little-known hallucinogenic compound, Hubbard would go on to become the "Johnny Appleseed of LSD," paving the way for the very first generation of psychedelic disciples and beyond. Join author and historian Brad Holden as he chronicles the life of one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from Seattle's past.
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