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.
United States Forest Service; Civilian Conservation Corps; Great Depression; Mule string; Firefighting equipment; Winter Range
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 (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Harrington, Don, "Donald A. Harrington Interview, May 5, 1977" (1977). Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project. 6.