Conrad Orr talks about his time working as a smokejumper from 1953 until 1958. He describes the training, including the types of injuries jumpers could receive, working on fires and project work, and the equipment smokejumpers used at that time. Orr also describes the dedication of the Aerial Fire Depot in Missoula, Montana, in 1954.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of
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 (73 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)
Orr, Conrad O., "Conrad O. "Connie" Orr Interview, June 14, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-081.