Smokejumping Into History
The idea of jumping out of a plane to fight a forest fire sounds hazardous (it is), but it has a long history.
Long enough to be commemorated in a museum.
The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base in Cave Junction operated for decades, closing in 1980.
Now it's a museum, restored to its 1950 appearance, with additional protections from the federal government.
Museum president Gary Buck joins us.