Kaarina Lucas Underground Iron Mining Oral History Interview (Part 1 of 2)
|Title:||Kaarina Lucas Underground Iron Mining Oral History Interview (Part 1 of 2).|
Lucas, Kaarina, Interviewee
Andes, Mary Tippett, Interviewer
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, contributor
Listen to part 2 of the interview here.
View a transcript for parts 1 and 2 of the interview here.
This oral history interview is one of several on underground iron mining conducted by researcher Mary Tippett Andes for her book "The Last Generation Underground." Kaarina Korpi Lucas (1922-2013) was born near Ishpeming, MI to Matt Korpi and Hilda Wiipola. She was the wife of miner William Lucas. Lucas describes life in rural Ishpeming as the daughter of a miner at Barnum Mine, growing up on a farm during the Depression, joining the Navy WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service] program in college, marrying William Lucas and being the wife of a miner, and general life in the mid-twentieth century. (External source of biographical information: Kaarina Lucas Obituary, https://www.miningjournal.net/obituaries/2013/08/kaarina-lucas/)
Iron mines and mining
Oral histories (document genres)
Marquette Iron Range (Mich.)
Marquette County (Mich.)
Great Depression (1929).
United States, Navy, subject
|Held by:||Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives|
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|Is Part Of:||MSS-180, Oral histories of underground iron miners.|