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Rope Rider #9 Mine

Rope riders worked in the coal mines at Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald, Washington. They did the most dangerous work in the mines, balancing precariously on the hitches between coal cars as they wound…

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Don Hill Video Interview

Don Hill was born in Yakima and moved to Easton before he turned one. Don graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1955. He entered the logging industry at the age 10 in his father’s company. In…

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John Cernick Video Interview

John Cernick Junior talks about growing up in Roslyn, Washington. He discusses the activities of his youth and notes changes over time in the culture of the area. He discusses life as a boy in…

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Rudolph A. Kovacevich Video Interview

Rudy Kovacevich talks about growing up in Roslyn Washington. He discusses his family's Croation roots and ties to the old country. He shares memories of his grandmother and talks about her…

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Sam Krahenbuhl Video Interview

Sam Krahenbuhl talks about growing up in Roslyn. He discusses the variety of things kids did in the 1950's. He mentions the decline of the mines and changes in town. He mentions night life in…

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Sally Gillette Audio Interview

In her interview, Sally Gillette (b. 1908) describes strip mining around Cle Elum, Washington. She explains how the Russell-Gillette Company began strip mining coal on the north ridge of Cle Elum.…

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