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Talk: Bob Richard, Yellowstone Horse Ranger

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Ranger Bob Richard rides into the sunset at the end of the day. Photo taken southwest of Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, 1960.

Memoir of a 1950s Yellowstone Horse Ranger

Book cover, Bob Richard's "Memoir of a 1950s Yellowstone Horse Ranger"
Book cover

A talk & book signing by Bob Richard

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

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the first event in our “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks and book signings. At noon on August 5, Bob shares stories and photographs from his time working as a horse ranger in Yellowstone National Park in the 1950s. 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. In addition to Memoirs of a 1950s Yellowstone Horse Ranger, look for these upcoming talks:

September 9: Frost and Richard Camping Co. — Journey to Yellowstone
• October 21
• November 18

About the speaker

RichardThe 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.

Bernie Packard, an assistant district range, gives work instructions to Ranger Bob Richard in Yellowstone National Park. Big Red, the horse, looks at the camera. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.26.4322.18
Bernie Packard, an assistant district range, gives work instructions to Ranger Bob Richard in Yellowstone National Park. Big Red, the horse, looks at the camera. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.26.4322.18
Ranger Bob Richard, on Big Red, overlooks Yellowstone Lake boat docks, 1960. MS 089 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.26.4322.20-N
Bob and Big Red overlook Yellowstone Lake boat docks, 1960. MS 089 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.26.4322.20-N