Tony Grace describes coming west from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to be a cowboy after watching and reading westerns. He talks about working as a cowboy in various locations throughout the American West, including Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone, Montana, and Arizona. Grace recalls eventually settling in Southwest Montana, where he owned a ranch. He and Ken Trowbridge talk about the different aspects of cowboy life including what they wore and ate as well as the daily responsibilities. Grace describes climbing Grand Teton with several other people, quail hunting in Georgia before he married, and settling in the Bitterroot Valley after he quit ranching. Grace’s wife, Viola, contributes to the conversation.
Cowboys; Western United States; Ranch life; American West history; Miles City, Montana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; West Yellowstone; Roping; Cowboying; Cowboy life; Ranching; Seligman, Arizona
Montana Settlers and Homesteaders Oral History Project, OH 052, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (52 p.: 28 cm.)
Grace, Tony and Trowbridge, Ken, "Tony Grace and Ken Trowbridge Interview, May 6, 1981" (1981). Montana Settlers and Homesteaders Oral History Project. 6.