1870 In 1870, F. V. Hayden and party while on the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories explored portions of Wyoming. On August 24, they camped at Red Buttes. William Henry Jackson took this photograph of the party. Standing left to right: John "Potato John" Raymond and "Val," Cooks; Sanford R. Gifford, landscape painter; Henry W. Elliott, artist; James Stevenson, assistant; H.D. Schmidt, naturalist; E. Campbell Carrington, zoologist; L.A. Bartlett, general assistant; William Henry Jackson, photographer. Sitting left to right: C.S. Turnbull, secretary; J.H. Beaman, meteorologist; Ferdinand V. Hayden, geologist in charge; Cyrus Thomas, agriculturist; Raphael, hunter; A.L. Ford, mineralogist.
1916 From the August 24, 1916 Encampment Record--the "3rd Annual Fish Fry":