Cole MacPherson Interview

Title

Cole MacPherson Interview

Interviewee

Cole MacPherson

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

Files

Download Transcript of Cole MacPherson Interview (1.8 MB)

Description

Cole MacPherson discusses the years he worked as a smokejumper from 1955 to 1957 and then again from 1962 to 1965. He describes the smokejumper equipment at that time, as well as the physical nature of the training. MacPherson tells stories about the fires, the people, the injuries, and the pranks that were part of his experience while smokejumping in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. He also describes in detail the old facilities in West Yellowstone.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumping Montana Social aspects; Smokejumping Accidents

Original Date

6-21-1984

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 133-066

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (32 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

Oh_133_066.pdf

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