Larry Anderson discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1954 to 1979. He discusses the many changes in smokejumping with regards to training and gear, as well as the U.S. Forest Service in general, mostly influenced by technology. Anderson describes the daily activities of smokejumpers when not fighting fires, as well as what it was like to work on a fire. He compares his time as a smokejumper to his time in the 101st Airborne and describes the differences between fighting fires in Alaska and fighting fires in the lower 48 states.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; 101st Airborne; Nine Mile Ranger District; Missoula, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (83 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Anderson, Larry, "Larry Anderson Interview, July 4, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_001.