An Interview with Frederick Krueger


An Interview with Frederick Krueger

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Templin, Scott


In this video interview of Frederick Krueger , conducted in Brooks Library archives and Special Collections on November 23, 2015 by Scott Templin, Director of the Roslyn Museum; Mr. Krueger discusses his education, training, and early teaching career in Minnesota. He also discusses moving to Cle Elum, Washington and graduate study at the University of Washington. He talks about his work with Suncadia during the development of the resort and the oral histories he collected. He discusses his teaching experiences in Japan and China in 1993 and 1995 and changes in the region since his arrival in 1967.

Frederick Krueger worked throughout his career to document cultural life in Roslyn, Cle Elum, Ronald, and other areas of Kittitas County. He began teaching at Cle Elum High - Roslyn School in 1967 and thereafter launched several student-oriented projects to capture the regional history of the valley. His many students became involved in historical community projects, oral history programs and various other activities to preserve the area’s rich heritage. The most notable was the Roslyn cemeteries preservation and documentation project carried out in partnership with the Roslyn Kiwanis Club. Krueger managed the project from 1974 to 1996. He was one of the founding members of the Upper Kittitas County Heritage Council in 1973 and was very influential in saving the historic Salmon la Sac guard station from destruction in 1977. Krueger retired from teaching in June of 1996. Thereafter, he collaborated on several state, county, and regional history books and wrote numerous articles for local newspapers.

Publication Date

Fall 11-23-2015


Central Washington University


Kittitas County, Cle Elum (Wash.), Roslyn (Wash.), History, Teaching


Educational Methods | History | Oral History | Social History


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An Interview with Frederick Krueger