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Talk: Bob Richard, Frost & Richard Camping Co.

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Frost & Richard camp at Libby Creek on the North Fork of the Shoshone River. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracen Research Library. PN.89.16.2726.11a (detail)

Frost & Richard Camping Co. — Journey to Yellowstone

Book cover, Bob Richard's "Frost & Richard Camping Co. Journey to Yellowstone"
Book cover

A talk & book signing by Bob Richard

If you missed this program, click here for the video.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the second event in our “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks. At noon on September 9, Bob talks about the history of the Frost & Richard Camping Co., which operated in Yellowstone National Park from 1906–1916. Bob’s uncle, Ned Frost, and his grandfather Fred Richard took guests (up to 150!) on journeys through the park—three trips of 18 days each by horse and wagon. Following the presentation and Q&A in the Coe Auditorium, Bob signs copies of his book of the same title at the Center’s store, Points West Market.

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 includes four talks/book signings. Two talks remain in the series, with topic yet to be named:

October 21: Ranching for 75 Years in the Wapiti Valley
• November 18

Bob Richard
Bob Richard

About the speaker

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

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.

Frost & Richard Camping Co. buggy returning guests to Cody aft 18 days of the majestic scenery and wildlife of Yellowstone. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library.
Frost & Richard Camping Co. buggy returning guests to Cody aft 18 days of the majestic scenery and wildlife of Yellowstone. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library.