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Colleen Major Audio Interview, part 2

Colleen Major (b. 1926) arrived in Cle Elum, Washington, in 1954 and was hired at Patrick Mine as the secretary for Harry Patrick. She was later promoted to head bookkeeper. In this interview, Major…

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Ansel Taylor Audio Interview, part 9

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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Ansel Taylor Audio Interview, part 13

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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David Spraw Audio Interview, part 3

David Spraw talks about Easton, Washington--and particularly about the local railroad and logging at Cabin Creek. He talks about mail delivery in Easton and how the railroads changed the town. He…

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Stella Walsh Audio Interview, 1983, part 8

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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Stella Walsh Audio Interview, 1983, part 11

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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Arthur (Art) Darby Audio Interview, part 2

Arthur (Art) Darby talks about his family members (James Darby, Ellis Blanchard, Emma Civil) and their move to Roslyn, Washington. He talks about family work in the Roslyn coal mines (particularly…

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Stella Walsh Audio Interview, 1983, part 6

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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Theodore (Ted) Rooks Audio Interview, part 4

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 Rigek Audio Interview, part 14

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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William (Bill) Lumsden Audio Interview, part 6

William (Bill) Lumsden talks about his family's arrival in Roslyn, Washington, in 1886-1887. He talks about his father's work as a teamster, his involvement in building Roslyn's…

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Robert (Bob) Roseburg Audio Interview, part 1

Robert (Bob) Roseburg (b. 1922) talks about his Swedish heritage, his parents and their immigration to the United States, and life in the Cle Elum, Washington, area. He describes his farm at Peoh…

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Paul Starkovich Audio Interview, part 1

Paul Starkovich talks about his family's history with logging in the Swauk, Tanum, and Casland areas in Washington state. He explains how his father supplied wood to the Northwestern Improvement…

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Theodore (Ted) Rooks Audio Interview, part 14

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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James (Jim) Larrigan Audio Interview, part 1

James (Jim) Larrigan talks about his parents, James (Jim) Larrigan, Sr., and Janette Hogan. He talks about his Canadian, Scottish, and Irish roots, and describes his childhood in the Ronald,…

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Ethel Saxby Audio Interview, part 2

Ethel Saxby?s parents arrived in Ellensburg, Washington, in 1913. She speaks about her father (b. 1858 in Missouri) and how the Civil War affected his family. Saxby talks about her teaching career…

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