Albert "Brownie" Thomas Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Albert "Brownie" Thomas (March 10, 1911-March 1, 2002) began working in the coal mines around Roslyn, Washington, in 1926. He began by helping to lay track at Mine No. 7, then worked at the mine tipple and ran motor. He worked eleven years at Mine No. 7 and went next to Mine No. 5, where he spent ten years, riding rope, splicing rope, and operating the double-drum hoist. He went next to Mine No. 3, where he ran the electric hoist for one year. After mining coal in Alaska, he returned to Roslyn and worked in Mine No. 9.
In this interview, Thomas talks about mine operations, safety, and culture in Roslyn and surrounding areas. The cover image shows the barn, boiler house, hoist house and cut logs at Mine No.7 near Cle Elum, Washington, in 1917.
Thomas, Albert "Brownie", "Albert "Brownie" Thomas Interview" (1999). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 126.
Oral history, Coal mining, Roslyn (Wash.), Cle Elum (Wash.), Northwestern Improvement Company
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