Carley Cromwell Interview, May 23, 1983

Interviewee

Carley Cromwell

Interviewer

Teresa Lewis

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Description

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 time commitment, describing the daily monotony of being on duty continuously with only her husband to relieve her. She reflects the worst fires she experienced and details the processes by which she watched and reported those fires.

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

5-23-1983

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 174-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:41:41 minutes

Local Filename

OH_174_002.mp3; OH_174_002.pdf

Carley Cromwell Interview, May 23, 1983

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