Sit around a virtual campfire with some colorful characters of Cody
CODY, Wyo., March 24, 2020 – 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, Wyoming’s most interesting people.
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.”
Cowboy singer Dan Miller, whose summer-season performances of Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue entertain audiences visiting from around the world, lightly strums his guitar will explaining that cowboy music is “storytelling set to music.” The evolution of the cowboy song, he says, “is people sitting around a campfire telling stories of the day. I can picture it…a badly tuned guitar and a harmonica that sound like a symphony” on a starry Wyoming night.
Jake Clark looks exactly like you someone you would imagine has spent his entire life roaming the wide open spaces, rugged woods and canyons of northwestern Wyoming. And you’d be right. Although his life has been one long adventure, he remembers one time when his mule Cadillac Jack helped save the day after an encounter with a pack of
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.
Unlike Jake Clark, Ashley Hlebinsky , curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Center of the West, is definitely not out of central casting. The self-described city girl who wanted to be a doctor 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.
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as the valley east of Yellowstone National Park. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
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