Willard Chase Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Willard Chase talks about his parents, Anna White and Lono Chase, and his childhood in Garrison, North Dakota. He describes his move to Cle Elum, Washington, in 1953, where he established the Northern Kittitas County Tribune. He speaks about the community's reaction to the closing of the No. 9 Mine in 1963. He describes his involvement in economic uplift efforts through the University of Washington Community Development Program, Operation Uplift, Kittitas Valley Development Association, BPA Advisory Committee, and more.
The cover image shows owners and employees of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, which is published in Cle Elum, Washington. Willard Chase is pictured on the far left. The photo was taken circa 1960.
Chase, Willard, "Willard Chase Interview" (2014). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 20.
Oral history, Coal mining, Cle Elum (Wash.)
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