Oliver Bell Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Oliver Bell discusses his Finnish roots and his family's immigration to Cle Elum, Washington, where his father worked in the Northwestern Improvement Company (NWI) coal mines. Oliver Bell himself worked in the NWI No. 9 Mine, and he describes working conditions, the geography of the mine, labor unions, and mining technology.
The cover image features the September 21, 1961, issue of the Miner-Echo newspaper, which focuses on efforts to revitalize local coal mining.
Bell, Oliver, "Oliver Bell Interview" (2003). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 7.
Oral history, Coal mining
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