Joseph (Joe) Andler Interview

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Suncadia Legacy, Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections

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Andler, Joseph (Joe)
Oral history; Coal mining; Roslyn (Wash.); Ronald (Wash.)
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Joseph (Joe) Andler (circa 1914-2002) worked in Patrick's Mine in Ronald, Washington, beginning in 1937. He worked at various jobs in local mines, shoveling coal, performing tasks at the tipple, hauling timber, and more. When he began working at Patrick's Mine, his family already had a history with coal mining as his father had died of asphyxiation in the mines. Joe Andler married Mary Andler in 1952. The two owned the Freezer Shop and Junque Palace in Roslyn, Washington.The Joe Andler Interview takes place on the site of an old coal mine. Andler answers questions about his mining experience, using the site to illustrate.The cover image shows the tipple at Mine No. 3 near Ronald, circa 1930.