Richard (Rich) and Francis Owens Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
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Richard (Rich) and Francis Owens speak about the challenges of owning and running a business in Roslyn, Washington, in the 1920s-1930s. Francis Owens talks about her family, the Cusworths, and their arrival in Roslyn, circa 1887. She talks about life in a mining family, working conditions in the mines, the Northwestern Improvement Company Store, and the mine explosion of 1892. She talks about marrying Richard (Rich) Owens in 1922.
The cover image shows the Owens' butcher shop circa 1920. Rich Owens, Sr., is pictured next to the boy at center.
Owens, Richard (Rich) and Owens, Francis, "Richard (Rich) and Francis Owens Interview" (1981). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 79.
Oral history, Coal mining, Roslyn (Wash.), Businessmen--Washington (State)
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