Richard Cole Interview

Title

Richard Cole Interview

Interviewee

Richard Cole

Interviewer

Susan Green

Files

Download Transcript of Richard Cole Interview (1.4 MB)

Description

Richard Cole discusses working as a smokejumper at the Cave Junction, Oregon base from 1948 to 1950. He describes the training, focusing on the physical aspects and the first training jump. Cole recalls project work including building the facilities for the smokejumper base at Cave Junction. He reminisces about the camaraderie among the smokejumpers at a small base, as well as the differences between the college students and the military veterans, in particular the foreman Cliff Marshall, who ran the base like a military outfit.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; Smokejumping Oregon Social aspects; Smokejumpers Training of

Original Date

10-1-1984

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 133-018

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (25 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_018.pdf

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