Charles Nyquist describes the 13 seasons he worked as a smokejumper, from 1954 to 1972. He discusses the training and facilities at the Missoula, Montana base, the role of the spotter, and his jumps in Yellowstone National Park. He also recalls one experience when he was in a Ford Tri-motor airplane that lost an engine.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Accidents; Forest fires Yellowstone National Park
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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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)
Nyquist, Charles "Ted", "Charles "Ted" Nyquist Interview, May 19, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_078.