L.A. Pickard discusses his experiences as a smokejumper in Montana, which started in 1948 and ended in 1950. He comments on the social life, the experimental firefighting equipment used, and the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. He also discusses Forest Service policy from his point of view as an environmentalist.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Forest management United States
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 (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (33 p. : 28 cm.)
Pickard, L. A., "L.A. "Chuck" Pickard, July 20, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-086.