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Title

H.W. "Skip" Stratton Interview

Interviewee

H. W. Stratton

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

Files

Download Transcript of H.W. Stratton Interview (1.7 MB)

Description

H.W. “Skip” Stratton speaks of his experiences smokejumping out of Missoula, Montana from 1947 to 1950. He describes the training and facilities at the Nine Mile Ranger Station and jumping with other military veterans. He recalls the events of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, the recovery effort, and its aftermath. Stratton also discusses the 1949 jump in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the Smokey the Bear Program.

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; Forest fires Montana

Original Date

6-29-1984

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 133-101

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (29 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_101.pdf

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