Susan M. Isakson
Virginia Vincent describes the first 16 years of her career as a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service. She discusses her experiences working at the Stark Mountain Tower in the Ninemile District of Western Montana, her initial training, and memorable moments from her early career. Vincent describes animals, birds, flowers, and visitors that could be seen from the tower, her experiences during thunderstorms, and memories of fires such as the Hellgate-Mount Sentinel fire.
Stark Mountain Tower; Ninemile District; Lookout Tower; Fires; Occupational history; Reminiscence; U.S. Forest Service; Fire lookouts, U.S. Forest Service
Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Vincent, Virginia H., "Virginia H. Vincent Interview, March 4, 1986" (1986). Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Interviews Oral History Collection. 16.