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Title William Patrick Hunt
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 1970/03/15
Year Range from 1970
Year Range to 1970
Narrator's name Hunt, William Patrick
Interviewer Fish, Harriett
Description Transcript of William Patrick Hunt oral history as interviewed by Harriet Fish on March 15, 1970.

William Patrick Hunt, interviewed by Harriet Fish, 03/15/1970. William Hunt discusses swimming as a boy, traveling to Seattle, Cowie's boats, bootlegging, and union work at a print shop. TRANSCRIPTION NOTE: The tape recorder is repeatedly turned off, and many conversation topics are choppy.

In this interview with William Patrick Hunt recorded on March 15, 1970, William Hunt describes:

The first page contains multiple indistinguishable conversations.

Pages 2-3: A German colony on the Volga River, how his father took in a Russian border, and how he began to learn Russian;

Pages 3-4: His daughter who lives on Lake Sammamish, is a nurse at Boeing, and is learning German; and his son who lives in Vasa Park;

Page 5: Swimming in Lake Sammamish and Issaquah Creek;

Pages 5-6: Swimming with older boys, and how he learned to swim;

Page 7: Cowie's boats (ferries), and traveling to the Seattle area;

Pages 8-10: Issaquah Villa, Valley Villa, and Marycrest;

At this point, William is asking the others if they would like refreshments.

Pages 12-13: Coupon books, a "so-called" attorney named Mr. Newton, night trials in Issaquah, and how the Spanish flag was hung on the company store;

Page 14: Shops - the company store, seed and feed, Griffin Upholstery; and Andrew Wold;

Page 15: Moonshiners and bootlegging, Prohibition, the Depression, and coal mines;

Page 16: Wild prune trees in Issaquah, bootleggers, and working at a print shop on Columbia Street;

Page 17: Todd Krawick, Liberty Magazine, and a sketch he saw on television about outdated reading materials;

Page 18: Carleton Garretson;

Page 19: A dinner party he attended;

Page 20: A lawsuit advanced to the National Labor Relations Board regarding printers;

Page 21: Off-set printing, and non-union labor;

Page 22: Opposing all progress including the floating bridge, and traveling to Seattle;

Page 23: How the floating bridge increased the value of his acreage.
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Subjects Boats/Boating
Bootlegging
Bridge
Depression
Issaquah Press
Lake Sammamish
Mining
Mining, Coal
Prohibition
Swimming
Unions
People Garretson, Carleton G.
Hunt, William Patrick
Lewis, Dave
Lewis, Ed
Scott, Bill
Wold, Andrew
Catalog Number 88.001.005t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny