Dr. David Love

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016

Dr. David Love was born on his family’s ranch in Wyoming in 1913. During his 89 years, he explored and came to know the intersection of Wyoming’s geology, people, industries, wildlife and open spaces in a profound way.

He is noted for his skill as a field geologist in an era of maps, office work, and satellite imagery. Love learned the intimate details of geology by walking the ground. Through his work, he educated and informed people around the globe about Wyoming’s unique geology, natural resources and history.

He authored more than over 250 geological publications, which includes two geological maps of Wyoming, the first in 1955, and the second in 1985. 

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