Joseph (Joe) and Clara Venera Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Joseph (Joe) and Clara Venera discuss their Italian ancestry and how they settled in Cle Elum, Washington. They talk about life at their Bar 42 farm. Other topics covered in the interview include: family traditions, gardening, burial customs, creation of the Sons of Italy Lodge, beer/wine-making, Roslyn saloons, religion, bocce ball, mushrooming, and food/recipes. Additionally the Veneras discuss the role of Italians in the mines, politics, WWII, and local sports.
The Veneras participated in Italian lodges in Cle Elum, which often met at the Eagles Building in town. The cover image shows this building draped in bunting, 1923.
Venera, Joseph (Joe) and Venera, Clara, "Joseph (Joe) and Clara Venera Interview" (1979). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 110.
Oral history, Immigrants--United States--History, Cle Elum (Wash.)
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