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Stella Walsh Audio Interview, 1983, part 3

Stella Walsh discusses her family?s background in homesteading and running the Walsh sawmill in the Teanaway River Valley, Washington, until 1908, when they moved the mill to Lake Cle Elum. Walsh…

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Josephine Rigek Audio Interview, part 8

Josephine Rigek speaks about her time working as an operator for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (later the Cle Elum Telephone Company) from 1920 to 1966. She talks about the history of…

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Nadine (Thomas) Rice Audio Interview, part 3

Nadine (Thomas) Rice talks about her father, Lee Thomas, and his immigration to Cle Elum, Washington, in 1888. Lee Thomas ran a livery and freight service on Pennsylvania Avenue, then began ranching…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 15

John Rigek talks about his family, the Rigeks and Klauses, and his work in the Northwestern Improvement Company coal mines at Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about shooting coal, working conditions in…

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Angela Mrak Audio Interview, part 6

Angela Mrak (b. 1899 in Austria) immigrated to the United States in 1923 and moved to Ronald, Washington, in 1928. She discusses growing up in Austria, her move to the United States, finally settling…

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Mary Starkovich Audio Interview, part 1

Mary Starkovich (b. circa 1908) talks about her employment with the Cle Elum Telephone Company, where she worked beginning in 1942. She talks about moving to Cle Elum, Washington, from New Mexico.…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 1

John Rigek talks about his family, the Rigeks and Klauses, and his work in the Northwestern Improvement Company coal mines at Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about shooting coal, working conditions in…

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Anthony (Tony) Mattielli Audio Interview, part 1

Anthony (Tony) Mattielli discusses growing up in Cle Elum, Washington, including a presidential visit to Cle Elum, nationalities and discrimination, the impact of mining on the local economy, the…

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