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.
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.
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.
• 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: Women in the Early Days and Other Old-Timers
• December 15: Sunlight / Crandall Country