Bob Rossi of Salem, Oregon will present a talk on Slovenians and the coal miner community including their social history. The presentation will be held at 1:00 pm. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Ronald Community Club in Ronald, WA (260 3rd Street). His talk is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
Bob has been conducting research for the past 38 years specifically on various coal mining communities. His research has uncovered considerable information related to immigrant Slovenian coal miners and chartering of Slovenian Lodges in the coal mining communities.
Much of his research has focused on coal field cultures and communal life. In particular, how Slovenians organized themselves and went on strike so that labor laws were changed and better working conditions were implemented.
For more information, contact Local Slovenian Lodge President Ken Kladnik (email@example.com or 509 929-0896)