Aubrey Haines was Yellowstone National Park’s first historian and authored several books, including the two-volume set “The Yellowstone Story: A History of Our First National Park.”
Before Haines’ death in 2000, Bob Richard had the opportunity to take a trip through Yellowstone with Haines. On June 9 at noon in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Coe Auditorium, Richard will share stories and his photographs of the journey.
The presentation — “A Photographic Tour with Aubrey Haines” — is free. Joining Richard is guest speaker John Lounsbury, who was a district ranger and the organizer of the trip that also included members of the National Park Service, park concessionaires and the then-CEO of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Byron Price. The tour turned out to be Haines last visit to the park.
A lifelong Wyoming resident, Richard has worked at guest ranches, guided horse and hunting trips, ranched, and for 37 years owned and operated Grub Steak Expeditions.
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Lounsbury began working at Sequoia National Park in 1965. His National Park Service career also took him to Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic and Lassen Volcanic national