Francis B. Lufkin Interview

Interviewee

Francis Lufkin

Interviewer

Kim Maynard

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Description

Francis Lufkin discusses his 40-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, which includes being one of the first smokejumpers as well as an equipment developer, trainer, and base manager of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base. He describes the many changes in the program during his tenure in terms of training and equipment. Lufkin also reminisces about the camaraderie among the smokejumpers with whom he served.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Smokejumping Administration

Original Date

6-7-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, 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 Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH_133_061_062_063

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

3 sound cassettes (270 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (89 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

270 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_061.mp3; oh133_062.mp3; oh133_063.mp3; OH133-61.pdf

Francis B. Lufkin Interview
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