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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 10

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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Robert (Bob) Bell, Sr., Audio Interview, part 14

Robert Bell, Sr. (b. 1887 in Hudson Bay, New York), arrived in Cle Elum, Washington, in 1888. Bob Bell describes gardening, fishing, and trapping, noting in particular Native American activities in…

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Harry Forbes Audio Slideshow Interview, part 1

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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Stella Walsh Audio Interview, 1983, part 10

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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Josephine Rigek Audio Interview, part 4

Josephine Rigek speaks about her time working as an operator for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (later the Cle Elum Telephone Company) from 1920 to 1966. She talks about the history of…

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