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Alfred Hanson Audio Interview, part 3

Alfred Hanson speaks about his childhood in the Swauk area of Washington state, and particularly about interactions between white settlers and Native Americans. He describes homesteading, gardening,…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 3

Harry Forbes (b. 1885) describes his childhood, including time spent in Easton, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg, Washington, in the 1890s. He talks about homesteading in Ellensburg and irrigation along…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 9

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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Edward (Ed) McKean Audio Interview, part 3

Edward (Ed) McKean discusses his family's history in upper Kittitas County, Washington. He talks about coal mining in the Roslyn/Cle Elum area, logging, hard rock mining, trapping and fur…

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