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


Ernest Kraft



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Frank Rose recalls how he became foreman at the National Bison Range in the fall of 1923. He explains his rationale for reducing the size of the bison herd discusses the records he kept of the disposal program. Rose describes some of his experiences managing the National Bison Range, including dealing with sick animals, vaccinating calves to prevent disease, selling butchered bison, and culling the herd. Rose and Young discuss a man by the name of Trisky, after whom Trisky Creek was named because he shot a number of buffalo at the head of the creek. Rose also recounts some dangerous encounters he had bison and elk on the Range.


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Document Type

Oral History


National Bison Range; National Bison Range management; National Bison Range disposal program; Bison herds; Buffalo herds; Frank Rose; William J. B. “Ike” Melton; Jess Evans; Rude Nesse; Range management; Livestock management; Wildlife management; George E. Mushbach; Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge; Trisky Creek

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 149-005c

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:08:23 minutes

Local Filename

OH_149_005_c.mp3; OH_149_005_c.pdf

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