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Ellensburg Rodeo Parade 1997

The Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair happen every labor day weekend and is officially kicked off by the rodeo parade. 1997 was the seventy fifth anniversary of the event.

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The Passion for Equestrian

The Equestrian club is a relatively new group at CWU. One of the best things about this club is that you do not need a horse, or have any riding experience. Riders are assigned a horse based on their…

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Milo Smith Video Interview Part 2

Milo Smith discusses personal history, coming to Central in 1956, teaching aims, censorship of school plays, sabbatical leave, outstanding administrators, and change from division to department.

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McManamy Cattle Drive

This video shows riders associated with the annual McManamy cattle drive, which occurs every year in the fall in Kittitas County. The cattle drive has its roots in the 1930s when cowboys would gather…

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The Ellensburg Story, part 2

This film was produced in 1952 by a naval veteran working on behalf of Mid-State Theaters. The film shows life in the towns where the theaters resided, with the "Ellensburg Story" featuring…

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Entering the Promised Land

Bruce Leroy speaks about first contact between Native Americans and white settlers in central Washington state. He describes linguistic and cultural differences between the two groups.

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Milo Smith Audio Interview, part 3

Milo Smith served as a faculty member in the theatre arts department at Central Washington University, 1956-1990.

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Margaret MacClennan Audio Interview, part 1

Margaret MacClennan was a student at Central Washington College of Education, originally attending 1926-1928. She passed away March 19, 2010.

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Ansel Taylor Audio Interview, part 3

Ansel Taylor describes his career in logging at the beginning of the twentieth century. He speaks about river drives and Indian-white relations in the Swauk region of Washington state. He talks about…

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Chester (Chet) Taylor Audio Interview, part 8

Chester (Chet) Taylor (b. 1914 at Bristol Flats, Washington) talks about his family's work in cattle driving, homesteading, and logging. He talks about his grandfather, John Taylor, who married…

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John Ferro Audio Interview, part 6

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) Lowatchie Video Interview, part 1

Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie (b. December 15, 1922) describes his Hungarian roots and his parents, Frank/Francisco Lowatchie and Marcella Angyl. He talks about their migration to the United States, circa…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 34

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 29

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 5

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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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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