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Johnson Iola Starr recounts the history of the Feburary 16th 1936 avalanche that destroyed the Hesperus (Doyle) mine 1976 February 16 (Side A)

Iola Starr Johnson describes her memories of the big avalanche that wiped out the Hesperus mine on Feburary 16 1936 and took the lives of 6 Mancos residents. She also reads an account of the…

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Ellis K. Skinner "Lone Green Valley"

Folk Song

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Martha Martin "Pretty Fair Miss"

Folk Song

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Julia B. Van Horn "Story of Jenny McNeil"

Recitation

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Julia B. Van Horn "My Sweetheart Went Down with the Maine"

Spanish-American War Song

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John Rice "Big Chief Love Kickapoo Maiden"

Folk Song

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James Baxter Peyton "Little Mohee"

Folk Song

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James Baxter Peyton "Barbara Allen"

Child Ballad

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Oral history interview with Gerald L. Cronan [sound recording] 2003 May 14.

Cronan describes his boot camp experiences and his initial assignment to shore duty patrolling the beach at Nags Head N.C. during World War II. He details his training in preparation for serving on…

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Oral history interview with Maynard Henry Sargent 1981 May 6 (Part 6)

Sargent tells of his family's move to Mesa from Kansas via Los Angeles California. He retired from a career at Salt River Project but also worked as a farmer. Sargent gives great detail of…

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Oral History Interview with Sherrill King 1984 October 20 (Side A)

Sherrill King talks about her smokejumper training experiences at the Redmond Oregon smokejumper base and her experiences as a rookie jumper which included initiations. She also discusses the…

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Oral History Interview with Wendy Kamm 1984 November 30 (Side A)

Wendy Kamm discusses being one of the first three women smokejumpers at the Missoula Montana base in 1982. She describes the training and the injuries she sustained and compares fighting fires in…

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Oral History Interview with Ashley O. Court 1984 June 6 (Side A)

Ashley Court discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1963 to 1982 working out of the North Cascades Smokejumping Base in Winthrop Washington as well as the satellite base in La Grande Oregon…

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Oral History Interview with Wilmer "Bill" Carlsen 1984 August 29 (Side A)

Wilmer Carlsen discusses joining the smokejumpers under the Civilian Public Service program (CPS) in 1943 because he was a conscientious objector during World War Two. He describes his experiences as…

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Oral History Interview with Fred O. Brauer 1984 June 27 (Side B)

A smokejumper from 1941 to 1942 and 1945 to 1958 Fred O. Brauer describes the early development of the smokejumper program. He discusses the many challenges the program faced during that time…

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Oral History Interview with Watson W. "Java" Bradley 1984 July 22 (Side B)

Watson "Java" Bradley talks about being the first Navajo smokejumper based out of Missoula Montana from 1974 to 1977. Bradley describes his training particularly the physically challenging…

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