A Guide to the Clyde P. Moose Papers, 1900-1970
U. S. National Forest Ranger and rancher Clyde P. Moose was raised in Agnes, Texas. After moving with his family to Dallas at the age of eighteen, Moose worked on a cow ranch in Odessa until his marriage to Ruby Taylor five years later. In 1922, the couple moved to Williams, Arizona, where he was employed at a sawmill. A year later, Moose passed a Civil Service Exam and was appointed District Forest Ranger. Following his retirement in 1954, he returned briefly to Agnes, before building a home in Azle, Texas.
Three typescripts compose the Clyde P. Moose Papers, 1900-1970, chronicling Moose’s experiences in Texas and Arizona in the early to mid-20th century. Entitled "Moose Tales of Texas," the narrative concerns his childhood and life in Agnes, Texas, as well as his work as a rancher, while "Moose Tales of Arizona" discusses the move to Arizona, his activities as a ranger, and his retirement. Additionally, "Memoirs" recounts his life in both Texas and Arizona.
This collection is open for research use.
Clyde P. Moose Papers, 1900-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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