Mary Ainardi Interview

Title

Mary Ainardi Interview

Interviewees

Mary Ainardi

Document Type

Book

Interviewer

Krueger, Frederick

Contributor

Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement

Files

Download Ainardi interview outline.pdf (964 KB)

Download Ainardi news clipping.pdf (279 KB)

Description

Mary Ainardi discusses her Italian roots and her life in Roslyn and Cle Elum, Washington. She speaks about her family ancestry through the Grivetta and Chaido families. She describes her family's arrival in Kittitas County, circa 1908, and their work in the Northwestern Improvement Company No. 7, No. 5, and No. 9 Mines. She describes coal mining operations on Cle Elum Ridge and the Western Miners strike of 1934. She describes Chaido Dairy and her family's work in gardening, mushrooming, and farming. She discusses the ethnic make-up of Cle Elum as well as ethnic holidays and traditions.

The cover image shows an excerpt from the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, which announces Ainardi's departure from Cle Elum in 2004.

Publication Date

3-26-2004

Subject

Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Cle Elum (Wash.)

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Language

English

Mary Ainardi Interview

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