George Cameron Interview, September 17, 1997

Interviewee

George Cameron

Interviewer

Judith Pressmar and Sarah Jaffe

Files

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Description

George Cameron describes his childhood, sheepherding, mines and fire lookouts in the Crazy Mountains in Montana. Cameron details his school years, his career with the U.S. Forest Service, and the introduction of the telephone to the area. He explains his relationship with traveling laborers who came to his ranch, especially after World War Two. He discusses the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), particularly the workers’ camps and their work and living routines. Cameron describes some specific ranger stations around Montana, as well as the individuals who manned them. He also mentions Fort Howe.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Crazy Mountains; Lewis and Clark National Forest; Mining, Montana; Sheepherders, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; World War, 1939-1945; Depression, 1929-1939; Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; Ranger stations; Fort Howe

Original Date

9-17-1997

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, 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 interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 365-011

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:52:32 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_011.mp3; OH_365_011.pdf

George Cameron Interview, September 17, 1997

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