Camilla Saivetto Interview


Camilla Saivetto Interview


Camilla Saivetto

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Addington, Stephen; Susich, Roy


Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement


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In two interviews, Camilla Saivetto talks about immigrating from Italy and ultimately settling in Roslyn, Washington. She talks about schools, Italian lodges, wine making, gardening, and beer brewing in Roslyn. She also talks about the Western Miners Strike, the dangers of working in the mines, the effects of mine closure, and African Americans families in the area.

The cover image shows Roslyn, circa 1940. Most of the wooden buildings and brick structures were built during the 1890s when coal mining brought hundreds of mining families to the area. Businesses that lined both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue during the late 1930s were the Brick Saloon, Roslyn Bank, Gustna-Ponerio-Ramsay Barbers, Jean's (Jeans) Beaute Shoppe, Cuculick Beer Parlor, Log Cabin Beer Parlor, Pioneer Parlor, Slim's (Slims) Place, Masonic Temple, the Medical-Dental Building, Pine Cone Confectionery, Low Dentist Office, Central Drug, Northwestern Improvement General Merchandise, Pioneer Grocery, Hartman's Meat Market, Public Meat Market, and Cascade Telephone.

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April 20, 1976, and March 25, 1979


Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Coal mining, Immigrants--United States--History


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Camilla Saivetto Interview