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Talk: Bob Richard, Photographic Tour of Yellowstone with Aubrey Haines

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

Yellowstone's National Park Mountain.

A Photographic Tour of Yellowstone with Aubrey Haines

A free talk by Bob Richard
with John Lounsbury

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the June presentation in our “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library—please note that this one is on the second, rather than the third, Thursday of the month.

Bob recounts A Photographic Tour of Yellowstone with Aubrey Haines, a trip he took in 2000 with Haines, who was Yellowstone National Park’s first historian. The trip was organized by then District Ranger John Lounsbury for Aubrey, members of the National Park Service, park concessionaires, and more. Bryon Price, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Executive Director at the time, also participated.

Lounsbury, now-retired, joins Bob for the talk. The two will share tales of the trip in this talk illustrated with Bob’s photographs.

Yellowstone's National Park Mountain.
Yellowstone’s National Park Mountain.
Yellowstone Lake Hotel.
Yellowstone Lake Hotel.

Aubrey Haines with Lee Whittlesey, who succeeded Aubrey as Yellowstone's Historian.
Aubrey Haines with Lee Whittlesey, who succeeded Aubrey as Yellowstone’s Historian.
Aubrey and Wilma Haines.
Aubrey and Wilma Haines.

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.


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.

Bob began presenting his popular Local Lore with Bob Richard series at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in August 2021.

For information on Bob’s photography and his published books, visit his website.


Upcoming Local Lore talks

July 21: Cody / Yellowstone: 150 Years
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