Howard Beatty of Twisp, Washington, discusses his career as a smokejumper from 1948 until 1954, in Winthrop, Washington, Montana, and Cave Junction, Oregon. Beatty talks about participating in non-firefighting activities, such as trail maintenance, building lookouts, and other maintenance around bases. He points out the many changes in the smokejumper program since his time the 1940s, focusing mostly on equipment and procedure. Beatty also discusses Francis Lufkin, the manager of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, and his attempts to keep the base running.
Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping Washington (State) History; Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; North Cascades Smokejumper Base; U.S. Forest Service; Winthrop, Washington; Cave Junction, Oregon; Francis Lufkin
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 (69 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)
Beatty, Howard, "Howard Beatty Interview, June 7, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_003.