Ole Jordin Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon shooting, African Americans in Ellensburg, ranching, logging, fires, wildlife, and local Chinese residents. He talks about logging near Curlew, Washington, in 1904, and speaks at length about working in the Blewett mining camp. He talks about gold mining---tools, methods, claims, conflicts, Native American miners. He describes life in Liberty, Washington, and Northwestern Improvement Company operations in Roslyn/Cle Elum. Lelah Jordin interjects from time to time.
The cover image shows hydraulic methods of mining for gold at Swauk-Liberty Mining in Upper Kittitas County, Washington, circa 1910.
Jordin, Ole, "Ole Jordin Interview" (1972). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 49.
Oral history, Ellensburg (Wash.), Liberty (Wash.), Gold mining--1900-1940, Indians, North American--Washington
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