Ole Jordin Interview

Title

Ole Jordin Interview

Interviewees

Ole Jordin

Document Type

Book

Contributor

Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement

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Description

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.

Publication Date

11-18-1972

Subject

Oral history, Ellensburg (Wash.), Liberty (Wash.), Gold mining--1900-1940, Indians, North American--Washington

Rights

Educational use only; no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Language

English

Ole Jordin Interview

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