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Local Author to share new stories at Rockpile Museum
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum invites you to join us on Saturday, July 13th for the next installment of “Black & Yellow Theatre: Powder River Basin Voices from the Black Hills to Yellowstone.”Join us for a Fireside Chat with local author, Tom Butler as he shares his from his latest work Colorful Characters of Campbell County at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. in the Kintz Room at the Rockpile Museum. Hear about some of the interesting residents of Campbell County that Butler encountered in his research. You might hear stories about Woodbox Jim, Diamond “L” Slim, Bum a Nickel, The Gum Lady, and others. Copies of Colorful Characters of Campbell County are available in the Rockpile Museum Gift Shop for $15.00 and Mr. Butler would love to sign the books for guests.
Tom Butler is a lifelong resident of Gillette and a terrific booster for our community. He has worked hard for many local organizations including the Campbell County Cemetery District, the Rockpile Museum Association, the Krafty Korner at the Campbell County Senior Center, and the Pumpkin Buttes Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society. He could also be considered one of today’s most interesting characters in Campbell County. Butler has had an interesting life including service in the Air Force, working in local uranium and coal mines, operating his own television repair shop, and now writing history. Tom’s first book, Remembering Gillette, was published by the Campbell County Historical Society in 2013.