Ashley Court discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1963 to 1982, working out of the North Cascades Smokejumping Base in Winthrop, Washington, as well as the satellite base in La Grande, Oregon, eastern states, and Alaska. He talks about the fires in Washington and Oregon during his tenure, the changes in equipment, and his experiences jumping with Canadians and Russians.
Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping Washington (State) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Forest fires Washington (State); Forest fires Oregon
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 (88 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Court, Ashley, "Ashley O. Court Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_022.