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Talk: Bob Richard with Al & Pete Simpson, part 2

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

Milward and Lorna Simpson with sons Alan and Pete on bikes in Cody with Shoshone Canyon in background. PN.89.107.21020.02.5

Old-timers and Early Day Women – Part 2

A free talk by Bob Richard
with special guests Al and Pete Simpson

Alan K. and Peter K. Simpson
Alan K. and Peter K. Simpson

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the first presentation of 2023 in our “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library.

For this talk Bob welcomes back special guests Al and Pete Simpson, who once again help him share great stories and photographs about Old Timers and Early Day Women of the Cody area. There simply wasn’t time in last November’s program to cover all the tales Al, Pete, and Bob know about those who have left their mark on Cody and beyond, so join us for this continuation of Old Times and Early Day Women of the Cody area.

With a wealth of knowledge about the Cody and Yellowstone National Park areas, Bob has a lifetime of stories to share with future generations. The “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series continues every other month throughout the year. Most talks take place on the third Thursday of the month, with the exception of June (second Thursday).

The talks in this series are gathered in this YouTube playlist.

Upcoming Local Lore talks

• April 20: Jeff Rudolph and Local Artists
June 8: History of Ranching on Rattlesnake Creek
August 17: Buffalo Bill Dam, Shoshone Canyon, Hayden’s Arch
• October 19: Early Day Western Movies, including Rider of the Painted Horse
December 21: History of Pahaska Teepee

Bob Richard
Bob Richard

About the speaker

A lifelong Wyoming resident, Richard’s varied experiences are pure West. He worked at guest ranches, guided horse and hunting trips, ranched, and for 37 years owned and operated Grub Steak Expeditions, personally touring thousands of visitors from around the world through Yellowstone and its ecosystem.

Educated at the Universities of Wyoming, Arizona, and California (Fresno), Richard has served as a teacher and school administrator, a decorated United States Marine Corps pilot in Vietnam, and, for 21 years, helped coordinate American Red Cross service and relief activities in the western United States.

Richard is the author of several books on the Cody and Yellowstone area, as well as his own family’s deep roots in the region. They feature his own photographs and often those of his father Jack Richard and uncle Ned Frost. For information on Bob’s photography and his published books, visit bobrichardphotography.com.

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