Judith Pressmar and Sarah Jaffe
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.
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
Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)
Cameron, George, "George Cameron Interview, September 17, 1997" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 9.