Marion Duncan and Beulah Duncan Interview, July 25, 1977


Jane Reed Benson



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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.


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Document Type

Oral History


United States Forest Service; Firefighting; Stock trucks; Civilian Conservation Corps; Smokejumping; Ninemile Remount Depot (Mont.)

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 086-004, 005

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (45 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:58:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_086_004_005.mp3; OH_086_004_005.pdf

Marion Duncan and Beulah Duncan Interview, July 25, 1977