James (Jim) McKean Interview

Title

James (Jim) McKean Interview

Interviewees

James (Jim) McKean

Document Type

Book

Interviewer

Krueger, Frederick

Contributor

Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement

Description

James (Jim) McKean talks about his family's history in Roslyn, Washington. He talks about his father, James Andrew McKean (b. 1911 in Roslyn), and mother, Jean Watzel (b. 1916 at Lake Cle Elum), and their connections to Scotland, Kentucky, and Ohio. McKean talks about his father's work as an electrician in the Roslyn coal mines beginning circa 1929. He discusses tasks in the mines, the effects of Prohibition in the area, local businesses, and local mining families.

The cover image shows several Roslyn coal miners, circa 1900. These miners likely sorted coal at the mine tipple. Sorters worked to remove rock or shale that ended up on the slag piles outside each mine.

Publication Date

5-8-2003

Subject

Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Coal mining

Rights

Educational use only; no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Language

English

James (Jim) McKean Interview

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