James (Jim) Larrigan Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
James (Jim) Larrigan talks about his parents, James (Jim) Larrigan, Sr., and Janette Hogan. He talks about his Canadian, Scottish, and Irish roots, and describes his childhood in the Ronald, Washington, area during the Great Depression. He describes Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps and his work for MC Miller, Co., and the Nos. 3, 5, and 9 Mines. He describes mining operations (coal washing, rope riding, coal cutting, moles, and hydraulic mining). He also speaks about working conditions in the mines, the effects of mine closure, and recreation in Ronald.
The cover image shows rope riders who worked in the Northwestern Improvement Company (NWI) mines in the early to mid-twentieth century.
Larrigan, James (Jim), "James (Jim) Larrigan Interview" (2003). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 55.
Oral history, Ronald (Wash.), Coal mining
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