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Library hosts "Yellowstone Horse Ranger" program


May 9, 2019

Crook County Library will host the program “Yellowstone Horse Ranger” by Bob Richard on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room in Sundance. The program is free and open to the public.

With the question “Young man, can you ride a horse?” Bob Richard embarked on his adventure as a Yellowstone Horse Ranger in the mid 1950s. Bob was stationed at Yellowstone’s Lake District as a Law Enforcement Seasonal Ranger with three horses, a horse trailer and related equipment.

His duties were numerous, including assisting tourists, road patrol, naturalist lectures, banding geese, occasionally staffing the East Gate, as well as patrolling Yellowstone Lake by boat.

Bob Richard is a gifted storyteller who imparts his love of Yellowstone country any chance he gets. He boasts an unusual array of life experiences.

He has been a rancher and businessman, Yellowstone horse ranger, naval aviator, school teacher, photographer and published author. He was born and raised on a ranch on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, where his grandfather showed him “every mountain and stream” and how they got their names.

His father Jack Richard, a well-known photojournalist in the area, passed on his love of the high country and taught Bob skills he uses today as a professional photographer. He was educated at the Universities of Wyoming, Arizona, and California (Fresno).

For 37 years, he owned and operated Grub Steak Expeditions, personally touring thousands of visitors from around the world through Yellowstone and its ecosystem. At age 81, he remains an active outdoor and wildlife photographer, fishing guide, hiking guide, historian, and member of many service and business organizations in the Cody area.

For more information please call Jill Mackey at (307) 283-1006 or email [email protected]


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