George Gasparich Interview
Addington, Stephen; Henderson, Nick
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
In two interviews, George Gasparich talks about his family's migration to Ronald, Washington, in 1915. He describes his work in the coal mines beginning in 1939. He touches on duckbill operators, pan lines, brass checks, rescue teams, working conditions, wages, labor unions, mining technology, women in the No. 9 Mine, and the Western Miners strike. He describes the impact of Prohibition and World War II on Ronald, as well as the effects of mine closure.
The cover image shows five men standing behind a sign in front of Mine No. 3 near Ronald, Washington. From left to right they are Joe Maras, Matt Zauhar, Joe Chopp, Marion Maras and George Gasparich.
Gasparich, George, "George Gasparich Interview" (1975). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 37.
December 4, 1975, and October 24, 1997
Oral history, Coal mining, Ronald (Wash.)
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