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Interviewee

L. A. Pickard

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Forest management United States

Original Date

7-20-1984

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 133-086

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (33 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3;application/pdf

Run Time

01:33:58 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_086.mp3; OH_133_086.pdf

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