John M. Lester Interview

Title

John M. Lester Interview

Interviewee

John M. Lester

Interviewer

Kim Maynard

Files

Download Transcript of John Lester Interview (1.8 MB)

Description

John Lester discusses his time working as a smokejumper at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop, Washington, from 1960 until 1966. He describes his training, equipment, and different fire jumps, and he reminisces about his fellow smokejumpers and their camaraderie. Lester speaks in detail about Francis Lufkin, a pioneer smokejumper.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

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

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 133-058

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (44 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_058.pdf

John M. Lester Interview

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