This collection features photographs of upper Kittitas County collected by local social studies teacher Frederick Krueger. The photos show club activities, ethnic groups, street scenes, local businesses and industry, and more.
Frederick Krueger worked throughout his career to document cultural life in Roslyn, Cle Elum, Ronald, and other areas of Kittitas County. He began teaching at Cle Elum High - Roslyn School in 1967 and thereafter launched several student-oriented projects to capture the regional history of the valley. His many students became involved in historical community projects, oral history programs and various other activities to preserve the area’s rich heritage. The most notable was the Roslyn cemeteries preservation and documentation project carried out in partnership with the Roslyn Kiwanis Club. Krueger managed the project from 1974 to 1996. He was one of the founding members of the Upper Kittitas County Heritage Council in 1973 and was very influential in saving the historic Salmon la Sac guard station from destruction in 1977. Krueger retired from teaching in June of 1996. Thereafter, he collaborated on several state, county, and regional history books and wrote numerous articles for local newspapers.