Cathy Schloeder Interview, May 22, 1983

Interviewee

Cathy Schloeder

Interviewer

Teresa Lewis

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Description

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 work and what she is studying as a forestry student at the University. She describes the layout of the cabins themselves, the lifestyle of a lookout including diet and water conservation without running water, and her experiences with isolation.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Forest fires; U.S. Forest Service; Fire lookouts; Fire season, Montana; Strawberry Lookout; Electrical storms; Montana wilderness; Fire lookouts, Isolation

Original Date

5-22-1983

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Women on Lookouts Oral History Project, OH 174, 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 interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 174-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:14:59 minutes

Local Filename

OH_174_001.mp3; OH_174_001.pdf

Cathy Schloeder Interview, May 22, 1983

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