Earl Cooley Interview

Interviewee

Earl Cooley

Interviewer

Dan Hall

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Description

One of the first men selected in 1940 to train as a smokejumper, Earl Cooley describes the early years of the program, including the selection of men, the training, and the equipment. He also recalls being on the first fire jump for the smokejumper program, and fighting fires.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping History Montana; Smokejumpers Training of

Original Date

5-30-1984

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_020

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (67 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (50 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

67 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_020.mp3; OH133-20.pdf

Earl Cooley Interview
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