Frank Fowler Interview, December 19, 2014


Frank Fowler


Clark Grant



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Frank Fowler discusses working as a smokejumper while attending the University of Montana’s College of Forestry. Fowler discusses the book he authored, High-mountain, Two-manner, which documents his experiences as a smokejumper and a university student. He notes that much of the documentation for the book came from letters he wrote to his mother. Fowler then discusses his career with the U.S. Forest Service and the projects he worked on during his time there, including forming the Jewel Basin Hiking Area and working on designations for the three forks of the Flathead River.

Document Type

Oral History


Forest fires; College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; Missoula, Montana; Wild and Scenic River Act; Jewel Basin Hiking Area; Flathead River

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 443-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:16:44 min.) digital + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:16:44 minutes

Local Filename

OH_443_007.mp3; OH_443_007.pdf

Frank Fowler Interview, December 19, 2014