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John Clayton talks about Yellowstone, Montana, and the West at a variety of venues. Here is a list of coming and past appearances, topics, testimonials, and ways of getting John in front of your audiences.
Summer 2015: Buffalo Bill Center for the West, Cody Wyoming: "Understanding the 1988 Yellowstone Fires" (not yet scheduled)
March 2015: Carbon County Historical Society, Red Lodge, MT: "Stories from Montana's Enduring Frontier: The Carbon County Edition"
March 2015: Northeast Montana Ag Expo, Plentywood, MT: "Happily Ever Aftering on a Montana Cattle Ranch"
November 2014: Unitarian Universalist Meeting, Billings, MT: "Authenticity, Government, and Classlessness in Montana History"
April 2014: Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT: "The Ghost Metropolis of Mossmain" Here's the video!
March 2014: Forum for Provocative Issues, Red Lodge, MT: "Authenticity, Government, and Classlessness in Montana History"
December 2013: Powell Valley Community Education, Powell, WY: "The Ghost Metropolis of Mossmain"
September 2013: Montana History Conference, Sidney, MT: "The Ghost Metropolis of Mossmain"
June 2013: Western Heritage Center, Billings, MT: "Stories from Montana's Enduring Frontier: The Yellowstone County Edition"
John's appearances in the more distant past include: the Western Literature Association, the Ennis (MT) Fourth of July, the Salmon Lake (MT) State Park lecture series, the KULR-8 evening news, the NBC "Today" show, the High Plains book festival, the Wyoming book festival, and numerous appearances at the Montana Festival of the Book.
When he was starting several years ago, John asked some event organizers for comments. Here's what they said:
"Caroline Lockhart is a well-known figure at the American Heritage Center (AHC), University of Wyoming. Her papers, which are held at the AHC, are popular with students and the public alike. But I had never known Lockhart to 'come alive' as she did during John Clayton's presentation about her passions and her foibles. I left Mr. Clayton's presentation feeling that I had met the person behind the papers in her collection."
"Author John Clayton's lecture and slide show about his new book, Cowboy Girl, is a great history lesson, wonderful entertainment, and a fascinating biography of rancher, journalist, Western author, and 'cowboy girl,' Caroline Lockhart. The Carbon County History Museum hosted one of John's first lectures about Lockhart to a standing-room-only, very enthusiastic audience of community members and history buffs. Filled with humor, interesting stories, wonderful photographs, and fine scholarship, Clayton's lectures are a welcome addition to our knowledge of the history of Carbon County, of Montana, and of the West."
"Clayton is a mesmerizing speaker. John and Cowboy Girl were a big hit. He spoke in an outdoor park, preceded by a parade of cowgirls, and his tales of Caroline Lockhart wowed the crowd."
"The Red Lodge Friends of the Library asked John Clayton to be our guest speaker at our annual dinner this year. We were not disappointed! John's speech was not only as interesting and engrossing as his book The Cowboy Girl: the Life of Caroline Lockhart, but he also tailored his speech just for us by describing the paths of his research for the book and the many libraries he visited."
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