Ashley O. Court Interview

Interviewee

Ashley Court

Interviewer

Kim Maynard

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Description

Ashley Court discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1963 to 1982, working out of the North Cascades Smokejumping Base in Winthrop, Washington, as well as the satellite base in La Grande, Oregon, eastern states, and Alaska. He talks about the fires in Washington and Oregon during his tenure, the changes in equipment, and his experiences jumping with Canadians and Russians.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping Washington (State) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Forest fires Washington (State); Forest fires Oregon

Original Date

6-6-1984

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_022

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (88 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

88 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_022.mp3; OH133-22.pdf

Ashley O. Court Interview
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