Frank H. Rose and Clarence “Cy” Young Interview, circa 1965


Ernest Kraft



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Frank Rose and Clarence “Cy” Young review records of the National Bison Range from the 1920s and 1930s. Rose describes the work he did for the Forest Service prior to becoming director of the Range, and explains the techniques he used to separate bison. Rose and Young discuss their observations of bison behavior, and recall their experiences on the Range. Rose talks about how he was fired from the Range. Rose and Young talk at length about range management in relation to plant and soil health. They review records related to game animal management during Rose’s tenure as foreman from 1923 to 1930.


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Document Type

Oral History


National Bison Range; National Bison Range management; George E. Mushbach; Range management; Livestock management; Bison behavior; Soil health; Plant health; Invasive plants; Range grass types; Noxious weeds; Taylor Grazing Act of 1934; Dean Arthur Stone; Morton J. Elrod; Tom Lommasson; Duncan McDonald; Charlie McLaughlin; Frank H. Rose

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

National Bison Range Oral History Project, OH 149, 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 149-004d

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (61 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:26:16 minutes

Local Filename

OH_149_004_d.mp3; OH_149_004_d.pdf

Frank H. Rose and Clarence “Cy” Young Interview, circa 1965