Sit Around a Virtual Campfire for Cowboy Stories

Watch a series of online interviews with some of Cody, Wyoming's most interesting people

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Ready for an armchair adventure while you are social distancing at home? Sit around a crackling campfire with a cowboy singer, find out what it’s like to be a rodeo cowboy and hear the tale of a mule named Cadillac Jack by watching a series of online interviews with some of Cody’s colorful characters.

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Cody Yellowstone–the region that includes the authentic Western towns of Cody, Meeteetse and Powell as well as the valley East of Yellowstone–is a story-rich region populated by people who are fiercely independent and abundantly imaginative.

“Traveling to Cody Yellowstone can be a transformative experience, and everyone who comes here leaves with a story,” said Claudia Wade, director of the Park County Travel Council. “Those of us who live and work here have stories too, and even if you can’t hear their stories in person for a while, perhaps they will inspire to visit our wide open spaces and meet our fascinating residents when you can travel once again.”

Listen to Cowboy singer Dan Miller lightly strumming his guitar explaining that cowboy music is “storytelling set to music.”

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Join fireside chats with Jake Clark, outfitter, big game guide, and lifelong cowboy whose life has been one long adventure. Here he remembers one time when his mule Cadillac Jack helped save the day after an encounter with a pack of wolves.

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Cody resident Tim Wade has been catching cutthroat trout in Cody Yellowstone for 40 years. Wade fondly recalls a chance encounter with a young and eager angler and his grandfather.

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Hear the story about Ashley Hlebinsky, curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Center of the West and self-described city girl, as she recounts one of her first encounters with the community members at an amicable annual gathering of sport shooters.

The online video series is just one of many ways armchair travelers can get a Yellowstone fix. The National Park Service offers a variety of online options too, including a live webcam of Old Faithful eruptions and virtual visits to park places like the descriptively named Fountain Paint Pots.

Find more Cody Yellowstone videos here.

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