Rhett Wise Interview, July 22, 1984

Interviewee

Rhett Wise

Interviewer

Renée Gouaux

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Description

Rhett Wise describes his experiences as a smokejumper in Montana and Alaska during the 1960s. He discusses the duties of a smokejumper loadmaster and compares fire management policies in Alaska to those policies in the lower 48 states. Wise also describes jumping procedures, including how to steer the parachutes in use at that time.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Forest Management West (United States)

Original Date

7-22-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-116

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (80 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:16:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_116.mp3; OH_133_116.pdf

Rhett Wise Interview, July 22, 1984
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