Clyde Fickes Interview, May 3, 1977

Interviewee

Clyde Fickes

Interviewer

Jane Reed Benson

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Nine Mile Remount Depot Station; Perma Ranch; Boyd Thompson; Ranching; Horse breeding; Logging; Lookout house; Firefighting

Original Date

5-3-1977

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Ninemile Remount Depot Oral History Project, OH 086, 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 086-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:24 minutes

Local Filename

OH_086_003.mp3; OH_086_003.pdf

Clyde Fickes Interview, May 3, 1977

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