Nicholas II was still Tsar, and the United States had not entered World War I, when this patriotic group gathered with their priest (center). Immigrants from the Russian Empire and its central and eastern European neighbors made up a large percentage of the first generation of coal miners.
"Russian Orthodox Church, Cle Elum I" (1916). Ellensburg History Photographs. 250.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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