John J. Harper
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Thomas Emonds relates his experiences as a smokejumper from 1966 to 1984. He talks about resuming smokejumping after his tour of duty in Vietnam ended and the changes that had occurred at the Cave Junction, Oregon base during his absence. He describes management problems at the Cave Junction base, the time he spent fighting fires in the eastern United States, and the differences between smokejumping in Oregon and Alaska.
Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Forest fires Appalachian Region; Smokejumping Alaska History
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 (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)
Emonds, Thomas, "Thomas Emonds Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-032.