Joe Morse and Diane Morse Interview, September 10, 1997


Joe Morse
Diane Morse


Judith Pressmar, Sarah Jaffe, and Dave Wanderaas



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Joe Morse and Diane Morse discuss their family’s history of running sheep and cattle in the Lewis and Clark National Forest around Two Dot, Montana. They describe their relationship with the U.S. Forest Service, based on the need for grazing permits. They mention other families in the region, including the Magers, Martins, Cosgriffes, Brannins, Wards, Arthurs, Muirs, Cass, Sedgewicks, and Glenns. They explain the Elk Horn Ranch history, the Elk Lake area of Yellowstone National Park, specifically the Elk Lake area, the Crazy Mountains and Musselshell River areas, and Bozeman, Montana.


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Document Type

Oral History


Ranchers, Montana; Sheepherders, Montana; Lewis and Clark National Forest; Two Dot, Montana; U.S. Forest Service, grazing; Elk Horn Ranch, Montana; Elk Lake, Montana; Yellowstone National Park; Crazy Mountains; Musselshell River; Bozeman, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 365-005

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:34:25 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_005.mp3; OH_365_005.pdf

Joe Morse and Diane Morse Interview, September 10, 1997