DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Ashley O. Court

Title:
Oral History Interview with Ashley O. Court
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-06-06
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
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, eastern states, and Alaska. He talks about the fires in Washington and Oregon during his tenure, the changes in equipment, and his experiences jumping with Canadians and Russians.