This collection includes two interviews detailing the lives of women who worked and lived on fire lookouts. The interviews were conducted in 1983 by Teresa Lewis. The interviewees discuss their daily experience living in a fire lookout and offer details about their jobs as lookouts. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection 174 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Carley Cromwell talks about her time as a lookout in Montana for the U.S. Forest Service. Cromwell recalls working as a lookout in 1949 with her husband and one-year-old child. She remembers the types of food that were available to her as well as the ... Read More
Cathy Schloeder talks about her time as a lookout in Montana for the U.S. Forest Service. Schloeder, a student at the University of Montana, speaks about her previous summers working at lookouts with her husband in Montana forests. She discusses the similarities between her lookout ... Read More