Gertrude Wallgren Interview
Gertrude Wallgren (September 19, 1917 - October 13, 2009) recollects her experience living in Roslyn, Washington. Her family was originally from England, and emigrated to America for work in the coal mines around Roslyn. Gertrude married Art Wallgren, who worked in the mines. In this interview, she describes life as a miner's wife and speaks about the mines, including the role of unions, dangers in the mines, family life, money management, mining technology, and the Honolulu Mining Company.
The cover image shows the Northwestern Improvement (NWI) Company Store, circa 1935. Located on the northwest corner of First and Pennsylvania Streets in Roslyn, this store supplied most of the food, clothing and hardware needs of the people living in the Roslyn area. The company also had stores in Ronald and Cle Elum.