Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
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Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie (b. December 15, 1922) describes his Hungarian roots and his parents, Frank/Francisco Lowatchie and Marcella Angyl. He talks about their migration to the United States, circa 1906, his childhood in West Virginia, and his arrival in the Ronald, Washington, area, circa 1947. He talks about his military experiences in World War II, and his marriage to Vera Vlahovich in 1948. He talks about working in the Northwestern Improvement Company No. 3 Mine and Patrick Mine---about mining methods, working conditions, geography, and the effects of mine closure.
The cover image comes from Joe Lowatchie's autobiographical account, A Collection of Writings, published in 2012.
Lowatchie, Joseph (Joe), "Joseph (Joe) Lowatchie" (2000). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 58.
Oral history, Coal mining, Ronald (Wash.), Immigrants--United States--20th century
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