Harry Forbes Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Harry Forbes (b. 1885) describes his childhood, including time spent in Easton, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg, Washington, in the 1890s. He talks about homesteading in Ellensburg and irrigation along Wilson Creek. He discusses the Washington State Normal School, early transportation and technology, sheep ranching, water rights, early mills, and grazing grounds. He talks about placer mining, environmental changes, gold mining, businesses in Liberty, the Ole Jordin strike of 1932, Native Americans in the Swauk, logging, African Americans in Ellensburg, stills and speakeasies in the Prohibition era.
The cover image looks northwest from Craig's Hill toward Washington School in Ellensburg, 1890. On the left is Washington State Normal School. Homes and small city farms appear on the east end of Fourth Street in the foreground.
Forbes, Harry, "Harry Forbes Interview" (1972). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 35.
Oral history, Ellensburg (Wash.), Placer mining--West (U.S.), Prohibition--Washington (State)--History--20th century
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