Local Lore–Bob Richard & The Heart Mountain Internment Camp

Local Lore with Bob Richard Continues with “The Story of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp”

Written by on September 7, 2022

On Thursday, September 15th, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will host Local Lore with Bob Richard, from noon– 1 p.m., in the Coe Auditorium.

Bob Richard

His talk is titled, “The Story of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp.”

During World War II, more than “14,000” Japanese Americans were confined at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp between Cody and Powell, Wyoming.

In his next, “Local Lore” presentation, Bob Richard will reflect on the story of the camp and will share photographs taken by his father, Jack Richard, in 1942.

Richard will also share excerpts from the book, No Longer Silent: World-wide Memories of the Children of World War II, edited by C. LeRoy Anderson, Joanne R. Anderson, and Yunosuke Ohkura.

This free illustrated presentation takes place Thursday, September 15 at noon in the Center’s Coe Auditorium.

Following the program, Richard will be available to sign copies of his books, which will be for sale in the Center’s Points West Market. Copies of No Longer Silent will also be for sale.

The Local Lore series is hosted and coordinated by the Center’s McCracken Research Library, featuring talks on the third Thursday of each month. An upcoming presentation on October 20th explores the history of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Speaker Bio:

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 U.S. Marine Corps pilot in Vietnam, and, for 21 years, helped coordinate American Red Cross service and relief activities in the western United States.

Richard is the author of several books on the Cody and Yellowstone area, as well as his own family’s deep roots in the region. They feature his own photographs and often those of his father Jack Richard and uncle Ned Frost. For information on Bob’s photography and his published books, click here.

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