James (Jim) McKean Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
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.
McKean, James (Jim), "James (Jim) McKean Interview" (2003). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 117.
Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Coal mining
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