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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 5

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 1

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 2

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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Marion Maras Video Interview, 1998, part 2

Marion Maras discusses his Croatian and Slovak ancestry and growing up in Ronald, Washington. He discusses his father?s work in the Northwestern Improvement Company No. 3 Mine and Patrick?s Mine and…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 1

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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Margaret Meaghers Audio Interview, part 3

Margaret Meaghers (b. 1890 in Swauk, Washington) discusses the history of Kittitas County and the town named after her family, Meagherville. Meaghers also discusses coal mining and the Chinese…

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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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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 15

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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Arthur (Art) Darby Audio Interview, part 6

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 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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Lylia and Marguerite Fay Audio Interview, part 7

Lylia and Marguerite Fay talk about Easton, Washington, including the Easton Tollgate; the McGuiness Homestead; and the development of travel, business, logging, and communications in Easton. They…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 5

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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Esther Faudree Audio Interview, part 5

Esther Faudree discusses her family's Scandinavian roots and immigration to Fowler Creek, Washington, where they homesteaded, farmed, and logged. She talks about school life in Easton, Roslyn,…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 6

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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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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