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Name: Talk: Eagle Creek & the Earl Crouch Mine
Date: July 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Horses grazing in Eagle Creek Meadows, June 1954. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.6.1180.2
Event Description:
In this "Local Lore with Bob Richard" talk, Bob's illustrated presentation discusses the history through today of Eagle Creek and the Earl Crouch Mine with stories and photographs.
Earl Crouch worked as a hunting guide for the Frost & Richard Camping Company. The miner had been to the Klondike and back, and later built and ran the Absaroka Lodge. Crouch found gold on Eagle Creek, and once the boundary of Yellowstone National Park was changed in 1928 was able to mine it. When Bob Richard was just eight years old, he washed dishes for the Frost & Richard Company during the summer and went along on a trip to Eagle Creek. Years later he inherited the mine and its claims from Crouch and worked it on weekends while he was a Yellowstone horse ranger. In the 1970s Bob turned the land—which he deemed to beautiful to "improve" with a road and mill—over to the Forest Service. Who better to tell us about this area and its history than Bob?
These illustrated presentations have become so popular that we are introducing a slight modification. As an added perk of your Center membership, members can register for free and enjoy priority seating. Paid Center visitors can also register for free. While non-members and walk-ins are always welcome, they must also register and pay a nominal fee of $10, which supports our speaker programming.
To register, visit tickets.centerofthewest.org.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Coe Auditorium
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Noon–1 p.m.
Contact Information:
Eric Rossborough
Free for Center of the West members and paid visitors.
$10 for walk-ins
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