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McNeil Canyon Road or Bunker Road

H. Glenn Hogue served as an instructor in the art department at Central Washington College of Education (predecessor to Central Washington University), 1927-1959. Here he recalls his childhood in…

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John Ferro Audio Interview, part 5

John Ferro (b. 1919, son of Peter Ferro and Mary Grecco) discusses his family's origins in Switzerland and his father's work in the Roslyn coal mines beginning in the 1920s. He talks about…

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Frank Jovanovich Audio Interview, part 1

Frank Jovanovich (b. July 2, 1924) talks about his parents, Fred Jovanovich and Mary Mataya, and their roots in Merkopal, Yugoslavia. He talks about their immigration to the Roslyn/Cle Elum area in…

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Oliver Bell Video Interview, part 2

Oliver Bell discusses his Finnish roots and his family's immigration to Cle Elum, Washington, where his father worked in the Northwestern Improvement Company (NWI) coal mines. Oliver himself…

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John Ferro Video Interview, part 2

John Ferro (b. 1919, son of Peter Ferro and Mary Grecco) discusses his family's origins in Switzerland and his father's work in the Roslyn coal mines beginning in the 1920s. He talks about…

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Joseph (Joe) Ozbolt Video Interview, part 3

Joseph (Joe) Ozbolt (b. circa 1915 to John and Paulina Ozbolt) talks about the fifty years he spent mining coal in Roslyn, Washington. Ozbolt began working in the Northwestern Improvement Company…

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Alfred Hanson Audio Interview, part 5

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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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 7

Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 22

Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon…

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Frieda Akerman Audio Interview, part 1

Frieda Akerman speaks about women's roles, recreation, and family in Cle Elum, Washington, before and after the Great Depression.

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Albert Bendzak Audio Interview, part 1

Albert Bendzak grew up in a Slovak family in Roslyn, Washington. He describes cultural traditions, family life, and working conditions in Roslyn's coal mines, where he worked as a track layer…

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Howard Crutcher Audio Interview, part 2

Howard Crutcher talks about his work at the No. 5 Mine in Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about having constructed a coal washer for the mine and comments about health and safety problems on the job.…

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Eleanor Hein Audio Interview, part 2

Eleanor Hein talks about her family's immigration to Roslyn, Washington (family name: Blazina). She talks about her grandfather's work as watchman for the No. 9 Mine in Roslyn, and speaks…

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Valery (Val) Zrebeic Audio Interview, part 2

Valery (Val) Zrebiec (b. December 25, 1913) describes his schooling and life in the Nelson Siding and Cle Elum areas of Washington state. He talks about his Polish heritage, including Polish language…

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Theodore (Ted) Rooks Audio Interview, part 6

Theodore (Ted) Rooks (b. 1903 in South Cle Elum, Washington) talks about his childhood and education at Hazelwood School. He talks about working in logging camps and about the impact of the…

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John (Jack) and Ester Simpson Audio Interview, part 3

John (Jack) and Ester Simpson talk about the Archibald and Simpson family histories in Bow Hill, Scotland, where some mined. Jack and Ester explain how the Archibalds and Simpsons immigrated to Cle…

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