William Yensen Interview

Interviewee

William Yensen

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

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Description

William Yensen relates anecdotes of smokejumping from 1953 to 1984 at McCall, Idaho. He talks about his training and the duties of a rigger, and he describes several fire jumps in detail, including various injuries he and others sustained.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Smokejumping Accidents; Forest fires Idaho

Original Date

7-22-1984

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_120

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (29 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

90 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_120.mp3; OH133-120.pdf

William Yensen Interview
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