Park County Archives and the Cody Library invite you to join Bob Richard for an author talk and book sale on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Did you know that in 1946 Admiral Nimitz and his entire war staff visited Wyoming with stops in Yellowstone and Cody, Wyo? Bob was there!
Bob and Park County Archivist, Robyn Cutter, have compiled the whole story complete with photos in Bob’s latest book “Fleet Admiral Nimitz and Naval War Heroes’ Historic Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park Visit.
Photographer Jack Richard documented Senator Robertson, Paul Stock, Ernest Shaw, Milward Simpson and artist Edward Grigware hosting these war heroes in fine Cody style.
“In Cody you have a town which America can truly be proud of. The warm friendliness of the people of Cody is something we shall never forget. Rarely have I seen it equaled. Never outdone.”
-Fleet Admiral Nimitz, commenting on his visit to Cody, Wyoming in 1946.
Visit codytoyellowstone.com for more of Richard’s local histories and guides. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Cody Library. Library programs are free and open to the public.