Robert

Interviewee

Robert Morgan

Interviewer

Beverly Buckner

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Forest fires Montana

Original Date

7-9-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-075

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:23:43 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_075.mp3; OH_133_075.pdf

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