Tom Kimbrough, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, October 20, 2008

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Title Tom Kimbrough, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, October 20, 2008
Alternative Title No. 615 Tom Kimbrough
Creator Kimbrough, Tom, 1938-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Worsencroft, John C., 1981-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-10-20
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, ; Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States, ; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States,
Subject Kimbrough, Tom, 1938- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (24 pages) of interview by John C. Worsencroft with Tom Kimbrough on October 20, 2008
Abstract Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Kimbrough (b. 1938) spent his teenage and young adult years in Chattanooga. The area was rich in sandstone formations which gave him a lot of cave exploring activities as a youth. He started exploring caves across the region of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia but eventually wanted to also climb. He started climbing in 1960 and got drafted shortly after. In the army he found a friend, Steve Roper, that was also an avid climber. After the army he spent years climbing from a recommended list Roper gave him. In 1973 he started working for the Park Service in the Tetons, generally doing upkeep, patron safety, and rescues. He has witnessed the development of equipment improvements and a widening of the climbing community with more women becoming involved. He has always balanced the risks with the rewards of climbing and still believes you have to stick your neck out. At the same time, he worries when he sees his son doing the same sort of things he did. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: John C. Worsencroft
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2020-10-27
ID 801598
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