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Wanz returns to CWU

Grammy award-winning musician Michael Wansley, aka TeeWanz or The Wanz, says his experience at CWU in the 1980s prepared him for everything that has happened since. In January Wanz came back to his…

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Tsungani Totem Pole Installation

In 1999, Tsungani (Fearon Smith, Jr.) carved a traditional Native American totem pole for Brooks Library in Ellensburg, Washington. At the time, Tsungani served as chief of the Wiummasgum Clan of…

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Dale Horton Audio Interview, part 1

Dale Horton worked on irrigation projects for 46 years in the Yakima and Kittitas Valleys, Washington state. He talks about the construction of Lake Keechelus Dam, 1913-1916. He discusses his…

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Anton (Tony) Marusa Video Interview, part 3

Anton (Tony) Marusa talks about his Czechoslovakian roots and his life in Roslyn, Washington. He discusses his father?s work in the Northwestern Improvement Company No. 7 and No. 5 Mines, as well as…

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Oliver Bell Video Interview, part 3

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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Marion Maras Video Interview, 2002, part 4

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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Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie Video Interview, part 3

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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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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Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie Video Interview, part 2

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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Leonard Boardman, Elmer Dalisky, and Rudy Zaputil Video Interview, part 1

Leonard Boardman, Elmer Dalisky, and Rudy Zaputil talk about working conditions in the coal mines at Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald, Washington. They talk about the various tasks in the…

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Leonard Boardman, Elmer Dalisky, and Rudy Zaputil Video Interview, part 2

Leonard Boardman, Elmer Dalisky, and Rudy Zaputil talk about working conditions in the coal mines at Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald, Washington. They talk about the various tasks in the…

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Joseph (Joe) Ozbolt Video Interview, part 1

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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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 12

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 16

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 1

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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Ethel Craven Audio Interview, part 4

Ethel Florence Craven (1906-1993) was born into one of the African American families who were recruited to break a coal mining strike in Roslyn, Washington, in 1888. Craven married a coal miner,…

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