Marion Duncan discusses his various occupations with the United States Forest Service, mainly as it pertained to the Nine Mile Remount Depot Station. He describes working in the warehouse where many supplies for firefighting were stored, the construction of the Nine Mile Remount Depot Station in 1930, techniques for loading and hauling mules, and changes to the Depot Station over time. Duncan also discusses driving stock trucks, the designing of the trucks, and how the trucks ran and were operated. He describes how the use of airplanes and smokejumping replaced the use of mules in fighting fires.
United States Forest Service; Firefighting; Stock trucks; Civilian Conservation Corps; Smokejumping
Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project, OH 086, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 086-004, 005
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (45 p.: 28 cm.)
Duncan, Marion, "Marion Duncan Interview, July 25, 1977" (1977). Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project. 3.