Jane Reed Benson
W. C. “Cap” Evans discusses the founding and history of the Nine Mile Remount Depot north of Missoula, Montana, spanning from its inception in 1930 to its closure in the 1960s. He describes how the Depot became the showplace of the Northwest for the U.S. Forest Service, as well as how the Depot housed the only horse breeding program in the history of the Forest Service. Evans describes working with the Civilian Conservation Corps, the saddle repair shop, and the Forest Service’s use of Kenworth trucks. He also discusses Evan W. “Major” Kelley and raising a family at the Depot.
U.S. Forest Service; Kenworth trucks; Evan W. “Major” Kelley
Ninemile 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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Oral History Number
OH 086-011, 012
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (54 p.: 28 cm.)
Evans, W. C. and Evans, Frieda, "W. C. "Cap" Evans and Frieda Evans Interview, June 27, 1977" (1977). Ninemile Remount Depot Oral History Project. 9.