Dale Zorn Interview

Interviewee

Dale Zorn

Interviewer

Beth Hodder

Files

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Description

Dale Zorn describes his childhood in Chester, Montana. He talks about working for the U.S. National Park Service as a fire lookout on Mount Brown soon after he married. Zorn recalls packing supplies up to the lookout, melting snow to get water, and the accommodations and modern conveniences that were available to him and his wife. He also reminisces about his daily responsibilities as a lookout which included chasing lightning strikes. Zorn discusses married life as a lookout and mentions what he and his wife did to pass the long hours such as play cards.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Chester, Montana; Mount Brown; Glacier National Park; Fire lookouts, Montana; Forest fires, Montana; U.S. National Park Service

Original Date

9-16-2016

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Northwest Montana Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association Oral History Collection, OH 453, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 453-000

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:56:15 min.): digital, + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

56:15 minutes

Local Filename

OH_453_002.mp3; OH_453_002.pdf

Dale Zorn Interview

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