Join us for a special, additional presentation in Bob Richard’s “Local Lore” series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. Note the special day and time—Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to Noon—when we welcome back Al and Pete Simpson to join Bob for Part 3!
Al and Pete joined Bob last November and again in February, but the Simpson brothers have more great stories and photographs about Old Timers of the Cody Area. With their long histories here, these three speakers know many more tales about those who have left their mark on Cody and beyond, so please join us for this continuation of the conversation.
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.
• April 20: Jeff Rudolph and Other 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
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.