Eugene Polette and Marian Polette discuss their respective work as a truck driver and as a secretary at the Nine Mile Remount Depot Station north of Missoula, Montana. Eugene Polette describes driving livestock to northern California during the 1950s, haying for the Winter Range, and visitors that came to the Depot Station. He also discusses the film Red Skies of Montana, which was partially shot at the Depot Station and nearby areas, and the changes in firefighting he witnessed after the introduction of airplanes and smokejumpers. Marian Polette describes her day-to-day duties as a secretary at the Depot Station, as well as her experiences working as an assistant to the Depot Station chef.
Red Skies of Montana; Winter Range; Firefighting equipment; Smokejumping
Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project, OH 086, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)
Polette, Eugene and Polette, Marian, "Eugene Polette and Marian Polette Interview, August 8, 1977" (1977). Nine Mile Remount Depot Oral History Project. 7.