Clyde Fickes discusses founding the Nine Mile Remount Depot Station, including the difficulties he faced getting the project accepted, fires in the area, and undependable hiring stock. He describes the Perma Ranch used for wintering stock, hiring Boyd Thompson as a saddle horse breeder, the transition from renting trucks to purchasing, and early recruits who were ranchers and loggers, not foresters. Fickes also discusses the invention of the lookout house on the property.
Nine Mile Remount Depot Station; Perma Ranch; Boyd Thompson; Ranching; Horse breeding; Logging; Lookout house; Firefighting
Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project, OH 086, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Fickes, Clyde, "Clyde Fickes Interview, May 3, 1977" (1977). Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project. 2.