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Oral History Interview with William Bolen 1984 July 21

William Bolen describes being one of the first smokejumpers in Montana in 1940. He talks about being chosen from the Kootenai National Forest where he was working as a smoke chaser and coming to…

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Oral History Interview with Steve Reynaud 1984 June 7

Steven Reynaud talks about his career as a smokejumper at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop Washington and the base in La Grande Oregon from 1965 to 1984. He discusses the smokejumper…

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Oral History Interview with Bill Moody #2 1984 June 6

Bill Moody talks about being involved in the smokejumper program from 1957 until the date of the interview in 1984. He describes his roles at two different smokejumping bases both as a smokejumper…

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Oral History Interview with Dolly Browder 2002 March 4 (Tape 1, Side A)

Dolly Browder describes her family's labor background and suggests that it encouraged the non-conformist attitude that led to her forming the first all women forest firefighting crew called the…

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Oral History Interview with Dolly Browder 2002 March 4 (Tape 1, Side B)

Dolly Browder describes her family's labor background and suggests that it encouraged the non-conformist attitude that led to her forming the first all women forest firefighting crew called the…

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Oral History Interview with Dolly Browder 2002 March 4 (Tape 2, Side A)

Dolly Browder describes her family's labor background and suggests that it encouraged the non-conformist attitude that led to her forming the first all women forest firefighting crew called the…

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Oral History Interview with Dolly Browder 2002 March 4 (Tape 2, Side B)

Dolly Browder describes her family's labor background and suggests that it encouraged the non-conformist attitude that led to her forming the first all women forest firefighting crew called the…

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Oral History Interview with William "Bill" Yensen 1984 July 22 (Side B)

William Yensen relates anecdotes of smokejumping from 1953 to 1984 at McCall Idaho. He talks about his training and the duties of a rigger and he describes several fire jumps in detail including…

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Oral History Interview with Roger Wolfertz 1984 July 22 ((Side A)

Roger Wolfertz describes his experiences smokejumping in Cave Junction Oregon in 1948 and 1949. He talks about the social life on the base injuries on both training and fire jumps and fighting fires.

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Oral History Interview with Roger Wolfertz 1984 July 22 (Side B)

Roger Wolfertz describes his experiences smokejumping in Cave Junction Oregon in 1948 and 1949. He talks about the social life on the base injuries on both training and fire jumps and fighting fires.

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Oral History Interview with Roy E. Wenger 1984 September 19 (Side A)

Dr. Roy Wenger describes his experiences as director of the Mennonite Central Committee’s Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp 103 at Seeley Lake and Nine Mile Montana. He talks about logistical…

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Oral History Interview with Roy E. Wenger 1984 September 19 (Side B)

Dr. Roy Wenger describes his experiences as director of the Mennonite Central Committee’s Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp 103 at Seeley Lake and Nine Mile Montana. He talks about logistical…

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Oral History Interview with William "Bill" Yensen 1984 July 22 (Side A)

William Yensen relates anecdotes of smokejumping from 1953 to 1984 at McCall Idaho. He talks about his training and the duties of a rigger and he describes several fire jumps in detail including…

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Oral History Interview with Wayne R. Webb 1984 July 22 (Side A)

Wayne Webb speaks about his 30 years working as a smokejumper at McCall Idaho from 1946 until 1975. In particular he emphasizes his job in equipment design making parachutes and jump suits. Webb also…

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Oral History Interview with Wayne R. Webb 1984 July 22 (Side B)

Wayne Webb speaks about his 30 years working as a smokejumper at McCall Idaho from 1946 until 1975. In particular he emphasizes his job in equipment design making parachutes and jump suits. Webb also…

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Oral History Interview with Chuck Sheley 1984 October 1 (Side A)

Chuck Sheley compares his eight years (1959-1966) smokejumping from Cave Junction Oregon with his four years (1966-1970) jumping from McGrath and Fairbanks Alaska. He describes how a small base like…

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