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November 11, 1918
The exterior Roslyn City Hall is essentially unchanged from the taking of this snapshot. The crowd celebrates the end of the First World War, November 11, 1918.

ca.1940.
The Central High School and Primary School Buildings in Roslyn were razed in 1937. Constructed in their place in 1938 was the Roslyn Grade School at the cost of $91,000. The school district financed $11,000 and the remainder was obtained by PWA…

ca.1915.
With the building of the new Roslyn High School in 1910, the high school students were able to move from the second floor of the primary school. The new school had a science laboratory, assembly room, domestic science and manual training rooms and a…

ca.1912.
As the mining community of Roslyn increased in population so did the need for more and larger schools for the area children. By 1910, two large school buildings provided education for all students. The Primary School and the Central High School…

1901.
An "elephant" lead the way down tree-decorated Pennsylvania Avenue for this early festival. Note the covered sidewalk with spectators above.

ca.1938.
The Roslyn Grade School located on Idaho Ave. and N. Third St. was constructed in 1938 on the site of the former Primary and Central Schools. After 1931, high school students from Roslyn attended school in Cle Elum. The only school facilities in…

ca.1906.
The first school in Roslyn was built in 1890 with 49 students attending classes. The large two story school building constructed in 1900 housed the primary grades. The building had six rooms, but was later enlaged to eight rooms to accommodate the…

May 7, 1915.
Proud parents stand circling the Roslyn Public School grounds as patriotic bunting flutter in the spring breeze during the First Annual May Fete on May 7, 1915. Scores of school children walk in line from school buildings as they prepare to…

ca. 1900.
Looking east down First Street toward Cle Elum two miles away, many of Roslyn's original wood frame buildings can be seen. By the early 1900s, Roslyn had a growing population of several hundred people. Miners and their families who moved to this coal…

ca. 1896
Looking northeast on Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection of Third Street, the central business district of the coal mining town of Roslyn with its many false-front, wood frame buildings can be seen. Roslyn was founded with the discovery of coal…

ca. 1900
Looking south up Roslyn's Pennsylvania Avenue, a young boy in his wool knickers stood in the middle of the street. Most of the false-front, wooden buildings in Roslyn's central business district housed stores, saloons, restaurants and other necessary…

ca. 1940.
Looking northeast down Pennsylvania Avenue toward First Street several of Roslyn's businesses can be seen. Most of the wooden buildings and brick structures were built during the 1890s when coal mining brought hundreds of mining families to the…

ca. 1940.
This Roslyn photograph was taken from the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Many of the businesses which lined the east side of Pennsylvania Avenue can be seen. On the left in the foreground was The Brick Saloon managed by W.…

ca. 1920.
Looking southwest toward Snoqualmie Pass, the well established coal mining community of Roslyn can be seen. Northwestern Improvement Company's mining facilities were located on the eastern end of town. The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church…

ca. 1940.
By the 1930s Roslyn's business district (left) was providing services for few people as the coal mining operations decreased. Located above Roslyn, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (center) was built in 1887. The pine covered Cle Elum…

ca. 1940.
Looking west toward Easton Ridge, Roslyn's Pennsylvania Avenue and business district on left and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on right can be seen.Postcard titled "Birds Eye View - Roslyn, Wash." Ellis #7018

1915.
A winter 1915 view of Roslyn, Washington looking southwest toward the mountains of Easton and Kachess Ridges. Hundreds of men were employed in the mines in the early years on the 1900 while coal mining operations were in full production. Coal…

1889
An illustration of Roslyn, Washington Territory before November 1889. Shows early saw mill, school house, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the newly created and growing coal mining community of Roslyn.Double fold out illustration between…

ca 1912.
Standing in the middle of the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, a young man looks as if he were focusing a camera. Taken in the early morning, this photograph shows several of the men of Roslyn standing, sitting and visiting as a…

Spring ca. 1933.
Looking northeast on Pennsylvania Avenue, Roslyn's once busy business district looked empty. Most of the wooden buildings when photographed were 35 to 40 years old and appeared worn and faded. Melting snowbanks along the street indicate spring…