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Coal Mining in the Pacific Northwest

A guide to archival resources on Coal Mining in the Pacific Northwest.

Suncadia Collection

Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews

This collection contains items and interviews gathered in Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald, Washington, to document the region's history--in particular, the local history of coal mining in the 20th century.

These oral histories were collected by local social studies teacher Frederick Krueger, his students and colleagues between the 1970s and 2000s. In each interview, a resident of upper Kittitas County speaks about the ethnic, racial, cultural, and industrial history of Kittitas County and in particular the history of coal mining at Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald, Washington.

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