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Talk: Bob Richard, Cody to Yellowstone, 150 Years

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Frost & Richard camp, Paradise Glen on the Yellowstone River.

Cody to Yellowstone: 150 Years

A free talk by Bob Richard

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Noon–1 p.m.

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

Bob presents a talk looking from Cody to Yellowstone over the past 150 years. In exploring the history of Yellowstone as the Park has matured over all that time, he shares many early day photos—by his father Jack Richard, his uncle Ned Frost, and several of his own. The Frost and Richard families have been involved in Yellowstone for more than 138 years.

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 monthly throughout the year.

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

Similar aerial views of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, taken by Jack Richard (left) in 1957, and Bob Richard (right) about 2000.
Similar aerial views of Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, taken by Jack Richard (left, PN.89.116.21431.5) in 1957, and Bob Richard (right) about 2000.
Grizzly bears at “Leaving Yellowstone” sign, one of Bob Richard’s most popular photographs. Courtesy Bob Richard.
Grizzly bears at “Leaving Yellowstone” sign, one of Bob Richard’s most popular photographs. Courtesy Bob Richard.
Old Faithful by Bob Richard. Courtesy Bob Richard.
Old Faithful by Bob Richard. Courtesy Bob Richard.

Bob Richard at Artist’s Point view of Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, June 1956. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.116.21438.7
Bob Richard at Artist’s Point view of Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, June 1956. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection. PN.89.116.21438.7

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.

Upcoming Local Lore talks

August 18: The Most Scenic 72 Miles: The Road to Yellowstone
September 15: The Heart Mountain Internment Camp Story
October 20: The History of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
November 17: Sunlight / Crandall Country
December 15: Women in the Early Days and Other Old-Timers

Details

Date:
July 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
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