Anita Pardini Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Anita Pardini talks about her family, the Tondas, and their roots in Mattie, Italy. She speaks about her parents, Filamena and Morris Lawrence Tonda, and their arrival in Cle Elum, Washington, circa 1914. She talks about her father's work for the Milwaukee Railroad Company and the Northwestern Improvement Company at the Independent Mine, No. 5 Mine, and No. 7 Mine. She talks about the Western Miners strike of 1934 and Italian traditions in Casland and Cle Elum. She describes businesses, food preparation, lodges, and recreation in the area.
The cover image shows the east end of Cle Elum in 1905. Most mining families, including Pardini's, worked in the Independent Mine located on 3rd Street. Many local Italian families lived and owned businesses in this area.
Pardini, Anita, "Anita Pardini Interview" (2004). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 81.
Oral history, Immigrants--United States--History, Cle Elum (Wash.), Coal mining
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