Julia Wallgren Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
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Julia Wallgren describes her early life in an immigrant family residing in Ronald, Washington, and issues confronting immigrant families such as poverty and illness. Her father, Joe Koselisky, was originally from Yugoslavia and worked in the local coal mines. Wallgren describes life in a mining family, including recreational activities like dancing, music, holidays, and lodge membership (specifically, Benevolent Lodges, Falcon and Finn Halls). Julia Wallgren married John (Bill) Wallgren, who worked in the Northwestern Improvement Company (NWI) Nos. 3 and 9 Mines as well as the Patrick Mine.
The cover image shows a group of coal miners standing at the entrance of Patrick Mine (Mine No. 2) near Ronald, Washington, circa 1900.
Wallgren, Julia, "Julia Wallgren Interview" (2002). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 114.
Oral history, Coal mining, Ronald (Wash.), Immigrants--United States--History
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