John Cernick Video Interview
Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club
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John Cernick Junior talks about growing up in Roslyn, Washington. He discusses the activities of his youth and notes changes over time in the culture of the area. He discusses life as a boy in Ducktown neighborhood of Roslyn. He talks about working in the mines before he joined the Army in 1953. He then worked as a logger and in the construction industry. He remembers the Western Miners strike as a young boy in the 1930's. He tells about the Cle Elum Ski Club and how they took spectators through the mines to reach the jump area. He mentions his current home and how he feeds the wildlife. He also mentions how his family made wine from grapes shipped from California via train. His family came from Croatia as early as 1905.
Cernick, John, "John Cernick Video Interview" (2022). Roslyn Ronald Cle Elum Heritage Club Interviews. 12.
Central Washington Archives and Special Collections
oral history, Kittitas County, coal mining, Roslyn, construction, wine making, Croatia
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Kittitas County, WA