DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Larry Anderson

Title:
Oral History Interview with Larry Anderson
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-07-04
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
Larry Anderson discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1954 to 1979. He discusses the many changes in smokejumping with regards to training and gear, as well as the U.S. Forest Service in general, mostly influenced by technology. Anderson describes the daily activities of smokejumpers when not fighting fires, as well as what it was like to work on a fire. He compares his time as a smokejumper to his time in the 101st Airborne and describes the differences between fighting fires in Alaska and fighting fires in the lower 48 states.