Roslyn Kiwanis Old Timers Lunch Interview


Roslyn Kiwanis Old Timers Lunch Interview

Document Type



Krueger, Frederick


Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement


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Various local residents participated in this conversation over lunch at the Presbyterian church in Roslyn, Washington. Each person commented on life in the area, describing local businesses and traditions.

In the recording, speakers cover a variety of topics, including: Pearson Hardware Store, Pete Cassasa’s second-hand store, local saloons, medicine, Prohibition, Pioneer Grocery, local wash houses, coal mining, Ducktown, the Erb Store, the local saw mill, the brick yard, the 1928 Ronald fire, the 1918 Cle Elum fire, Cle Elum Coal Company, Autorest Café, and the Notar home.

The cover image shows Cle Elum's First Street circa 1944. Before Interstate Highway 90 was constructed and opened in the late 1960s, First Street was also Highway 10. The street within the city limits offered many hotels and restaurants to travelers and visitors. Looking west on First Street from the intersection of Harris Avenue, the viewer can see the Cle Elum State Bank on the right. Managed by Charles E. Hugg, the Autorest Café on the north side of the street offered restaurant services, ice cream, confectionery, tobacco and fountain drinks.

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Oral history, Businessmen--Washington (State), Cle Elum (Wash.), Ronald (Wash.), Roslyn (Wash.)


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Roslyn Kiwanis Old Timers Lunch Interview