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Oral History Interview with Howard Beatty

Title:
Oral History Interview with Howard Beatty
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-06-07
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
Howard Beatty of Twisp, Washington, discusses his career as a smokejumper from 1948 until 1954, in Winthrop, Washington, Montana, and Cave Junction, Oregon. Beatty talks about participating in non-firefighting activities, such as trail maintenance, building lookouts, and other maintenance around bases. He points out the many changes in the smokejumper program since his time the 1940s, focusing mostly on equipment and procedure. Beatty also discusses Francis Lufkin, the manager of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base, and his attempts to keep the base running.