Donald A. Harrington Interview, May 5, 1977

Interviewee

Don Harrington

Interviewer

Jane Benson

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Description

Donald A. Harrington discusses his experiences working as a truck driver for the Nine Mile Remount Depot Station north of Missoula, Montana. He describes his experiences hauling mules and horses to forest fires in Montana, Oregon, and California during the 1940s and 1950s. He discusses the types of trucks used, the horse and mule breeding program that existed at the Depot Station, and the various breeds of horses used. He also briefly discusses driving livestock to the Winter Range.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

United States Forest Service; Civilian Conservation Corps; Great Depression; Mule string; Firefighting equipment; Winter Range

Original Date

5-5-1977

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Nine Mile 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 086-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:48:13 minutes

Local Filename

OH_086_008.mp3; OH_086_008.pdf

Donald A. Harrington Interview, May 5, 1977

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