Adolph Elsner Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Adolph Elsner (b. 1896) describes how his father immigrated from Germany to Roslyn, Washington, in 1886. He describes his father's work at the Roslyn coal mines and involvement in the Washington Quicksilver Company. He talks about mining methods, Chinese and African American miners in the area, and the relationship between Native Americans and white settlers. He discusses trapping, sheepherding, fishing at Salmon la Sac, logging, and local transportation.
The cover image shows the Elsner brothers, Rudolph and Adolph, bucking a tree at Teanaway in upper Kittitas County, Washington, circa 1930.
Elsner, Adolph, "Adolph Elsner Interview" (1972). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 27.
Oral history, Coal mining, Roslyn (Wash.), Trapping--Washington (State), Immigrants--United States--History
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