Howard Beatty Interview

Interviewee

Howard Beatty

Interviewer

Kim Maynard

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Description

Howard Beatty of Twisp, Washington, discusses his career as a smokejumper from 1948 until 1954, in Winthrop, Washington, Montana, and Cave Junction, Oregon. Beatty talks about participating in non-firefighting activities, such as trail maintenance, building lookouts, and other maintenance around bases. He points out the many changes in the smokejumper program since his time the 1940s, focusing mostly on equipment and procedure. Beatty also discusses Francis Lufkin, the manager of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, and his attempts to keep the base running.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping Washington (State) History; Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; North Cascades Smokejumper Base; U.S. Forest Service; Winthrop, Washington; Cave Junction, Oregon; Francis Lufkin

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_003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (69 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

69 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_003.mp3; OH133-03.pdf

Howard Beatty Interview
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