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Talk: Bob Richard, The Road to Yellowstone

August 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Carter Mountain from a pullout 7.4 miles from Cody.

The Most Scenic 72 Miles: The Road to Yellowstone

Fishing Bear Rock, from Bob's book "Cody to Yellowstone."
Fishing Bear Rock, 38.1 miles from Cody, from Bob’s book “Cody to Yellowstone.”

A free talk by Bob Richard

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Noon–1 p.m.

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

Bob shares stories and photos from the road from Cody to Fishing Bridge in the park in a talk titled The Most Scenic 72 Miles: The Road to Yellowstone. Along that route the scenery includes mountain peaks, sculpted rocks, the rolling North Fork of the Shoshone River, Sylvan Pass, and the shores of Yellowstone Lake.

The photographic journey includes Bob’s own photos along with those of his father Jack Richard, grandfather Fred Richard, and uncle Ned Frost.

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 the Local Lore series are gathered in this YouTube playlist.

Jack Richard, Bob's father, took this photo of the "Holy City" rock formation in the mid-1950s. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.112.21300.18
Jack Richard, Bob’s father, took this photo of the “Holy City” rock formation in the mid-1950s. PN.89.112.21300.18


Bob's own photo of the "Holy City," from "Cody to Yellowstone.
Bob’s own photo of the “Holy City,” from “Cody to Yellowstone.”

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.

Bob Richard
Bob Richard

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

September 15: The Heart Mountain Internment Camp Story
October 20: The History of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
November 17: Women in the Early Days and Other Old-Timers
December 15: Sunlight / Crandall Country


August 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
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