DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Hal Samsel

Title:
Oral History Interview with Hal Samsel
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-06-21
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
Hal Samsel talks about his career as a smokejumper in Missoula, Montana, from 1949 to 1965 and as the rigging loft foreman from 1966 to 1980. He talks about the aftermath of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, the film Red Skies of Montana, and the changes to the smokejumper organization brought on by the civil rights movement.