Dale Zorn describes his childhood in Chester, Montana. He talks about working for the U.S. National Park Service as a fire lookout on Mount Brown soon after he married. Zorn recalls packing supplies up to the lookout, melting snow to get water, and the accommodations and modern conveniences that were available to him and his wife. He also reminisces about his daily responsibilities as a lookout which included chasing lightning strikes. Zorn discusses married life as a lookout and mentions what he and his wife did to pass the long hours such as play cards.
Chester, Montana; Mount Brown; Glacier National Park; Fire lookouts, Montana; Forest fires, Montana; U.S. National Park Service
Northwest Montana Lookout Association Oral History Project, OH 453, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Zorn, Dale, "Dale Zorn Interview, September 16, 2016" (2016). Northwest Montana Lookout Association Oral History Project. 2.