Calvin “Rawhide” Papritz Interview, July 21, 1984
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Calvin Papritz discusses the five seasons he worked as a smokejumper 1958-1959 and 1965-1966 in Missoula, Montana, and 1967 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He talks about the differences in jumping and firefighting between Montana and Alaska, focusing on such factors as terrain and climate.
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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 (14 p. : 28 cm.)
Papritz, Calvin, "Calvin “Rawhide” Papritz Interview, July 21, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-083.