Robert Morgan discusses his time working as a smokejumper in Montana from 1946 to 1948. He describes the training he received, as well as his experiences fighting fires and working with fellow military veterans. As the supervisor of the Bitterroot National Forest, he offers his thoughts about the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire and changes in Forest Service policies since the late 1940s, including the “let burn” policy.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Forest fires Montana
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 (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)
Morgan, Robert, "Robert "Bob" Morgan Interview, July 9, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-075.