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George Turner Audio Interview, part 1

George Turner (b. May 13, 1927, in Freeburn, Kentucky) describes his early life in Roslyn, Washington, as the son of a miner residing near the Northwestern Improvement Company (NWI) No. 5 Mine…

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John Ferro Audio Interview, part 3

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 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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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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Robert (Bob) Bell, Sr., Audio Interview, part 2

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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Edward (Ed) Wakkuri Audio Interview, part 1

Edward (Ed) Wakkuri discusses his early life as a member of a Finnish-American family, touching on holidays, food, recipes, sauna culture, clothing, songs, language, schooling, and lodges. Wakkuri…

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