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Bill Langford of New Richmond, along with six other Langfords and a few family friends, spent seven days following in the footsteps of relative Nathaniel Pitt Langford during his 1870 trek through what eventually became Yellowstone National Park.

Family celebrates its close ties with Yellowstone National Park

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In 1983, when Bill Langford traveled by horseback through Yellowstone National Park, he thought it might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But after the New Richmond resident's cousin died last year, family members began to talk about that previous adventure and interest grew to plan a similar trip for the next generation of Langfords.

Bill Langford, 76, was quick to sign on for a return engagement.

"Being 28 years older, it wasn't easy," he said. "But it was fun."

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