|Title||Walter Wood Seil|
|Collection||Oral History Collection|
|Year Range from||2006|
|Year Range to||2006|
|Narrator's name||Seil, Walter Wood|
Transcript of Walter Wood Seil oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on September 22, 2006.
Walt Seil, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 09/22/2006. Walt Seil worked a ranch on Tiger Mountain, worked as a civilian to rebuild Pearl Harbor, owned and worked in the Grand Central Hotel in Issaquah, worked as a logger, and worked in a creosote plant.
In this interview with Maria McLeod recorded on September 22, 2006, Walt Seil discusses:
Pages 1-2: His basic family structure (he is one of eight children!) and where he lived as a child;
Pages 2-3: The drowning of his older brother, Leonard;
Page 4: His grandparents at the Tiger Mountain Ranch, and the Grand Central Hotel;
Page 5: His childhood job as a paperboy;
Pages 6-8: Various logging jobs with his father;
Page 9-11: His childhood on Tiger Mountain Ranch and how it was his responsibility to milk the cows;
Page 12: How he knocked out his front teeth and how he shot off his hand;
Page 13-17: His school days playing basketball, and playing football for the Alpine Dairy team;
Page 18-21: How he met and married his wife, Olga;
Page 21: When he co-owned with his parents the Grand Central Hotel in Issaquah;
Page 22-24: His reconstruction work in Pearl Harbor during WWII and how he argued with an officer;
Page 25: How he worked in logging camps and how his mail was moved by the railway;
Page 26: How Issaquah had only two groceries, but five bars(!);
Page 27-29: His co-ownership of the Grand Central Hotel and renting out the Log Cabin Tavern;
Page 30: His two daughters; and how he worked in the creosote plant;
Page 31: His father as a town marshal;
Page 32-33: The Issaquah rodeo;
Page 34: Religion as it applied to the women in his life;
Page 35: Birthdays as a child, and physically moving two houses to create a single, large house;
Page 36: How he misses the ranch on Tiger Mountain.
Alpine Dairy Football
Issaquah High School
Social and Personal Activity
World War II
Seil, Walter Wood
Seil, Edward "Nogs"
Seil, Josephine Wood
Seil, Leonard Henry
Seil, Wm. (Bill)
Seil, Jack Raymond
Seil, Adam Edward
Seil, Elinor Price
Marion, Mary Z.
Hillery, Dr, Dana
Evans, William C. Jr.