Charles Viviano recalls his experiences as a smokejumper in 1953 and 1954. He describes training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana and compares it the training he received in the military. Viviano talks about the smokejumper operation in Yellowstone National Park, especially the facility and equipment used. He also offers his thoughts about women smokejumpers.
Smokejumpers Yellowstone National Park Biography; Smokejumping Yellowstone National History; Women Employment; Forest fires Yellowstone National Park
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)
Viviano, Charles, "Charles Viviano Interview, July 22, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-108.