Mary Ainardi Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
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.
Ainardi, Mary, "Mary Ainardi Interview" (2004). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 1.
Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Cle Elum (Wash.)
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