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Lelooska Program

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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Conrad Bianchetto Audio Interview, part 4

Conrad Bianchetto discusses the lifestyle and traditions of Italian immigrants in Roslyn and Cle Elum, Washington, in the early twentieth century. He describes wine-making, Italian lodges, and more.

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Regina Dalle Audio Interview, part 3

Regina Dalle talks about life in Italy prior to immigrating to Cle Elum, Washington. She describes clothing, gardening, customs, recreation, cooking, and other work in Italy, as well as her first…

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Marie Burchak Audio Interview, part 4

Marie Budiselich Burchak (b. 1917 in Ronald, Washington) speaks about her family's Yugoslavian roots and cultural traditions. She describes schooling, cooking, languages, home remedies,…

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Major Panerio Audio Interview, part 1

Major Panerio (1906-1983) worked as a coal miner and bookkeeper for the Northwestern Improvement Company in Roslyn, Washington. Throughout his life, he remained active in music, leading dance band…

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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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