Cooley Named Yellowstone Trail Festival Grand Marshal

Jim Cooley and his granddaughter, Riley, are frequently spotted on his blue tricycle

A lifelong Hamlet resident is the grand marshal for this year’s Yellowstone Trail Festival Parade. Jim Cooley is known as the Hamlet Inventor. He’s been tinkering since his teenage years, when he worked at Jones’ Repair Shop. Cooley did body work, mechanical repairs, painting and whatever else needed done on a vehicle. He also got hands-on lessons about gyrocopter manufacturing from Merle Jones. Continue reading