Olive Stoneberg Interview


Olive Stoneberg Interview


Olive Stoneberg

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Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement


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Olive Stoneberg talks about her family history, particularly focusing on the Bannisters and their arrival in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1700s. She talks about roles filled by her father, Elroy Bannister, in Roslyn, Washington, including fire chief, mayor, and city councilman. She describes home life, ethnic holidays, education, recreation, and local businesses in Roslyn. She speaks of her marriage to Joseph Edmund Stoneberg circa 1922, and his work as a logger and coal miner in Patrick's Mine. She talks about life around Lake Cle Elum and describes the impact of national events like World War II on the area.

Stoneberg's family lived and worked around Lake Cle Elum, circa 1920s-1930s. The cover image shows tugboat and cabins at Lake Cle Elum in upper Kittitas County, Washington, circa 1930.

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circa 1970s-2000s


Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Coal mining, Cle Elum Lake (Wash.), Logging--Washington (State)


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Olive Stoneberg Interview