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Farming (14)
Logging (15)
Mining (18)

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View Resource Russell Bergh Oral History Interview

Interview also includes Walter S. Holmlund--1908-1993 and Minnie Marsi. Interview relates chiefly to various aspects of life in Jacobsville,Michigan, a sandstone quarrying location at the mouth of the Copper Country's Portage Lake Entry.

View Resource Barb Beckers Oral History

Recorded in Shamrock

View Resource Lester Connaghan Oral History

View Resource Linda Bart and Judy Ellul Oral History

In this interview, sisters Linda Bart and Judy Ellul discuss their careers as rod busters. Bart entered the federally funded Trade Union Leadership Council in Detroit in 1979 and accepted a position as a rod buster with the Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 426. Ellul was recruited by her sister in the mid 1980ís. The sisters recall their first days on the job and explain the physical and menta...

View Resource Eva Caradonna Oral History

Eva Cardonna grew up Detroit and worked as a medical technician in a Doctors office for 20 years. Cardonna was looking for a change and after completing a carpentry class enrolled at the Ferndale Carpenters Local apprenticeship school. Cardonna describes her first day on the job and how she learned to adjust to an all-male work environment. After completing her apprenticeship Cardonna was...

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