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5/19/10: Gloryland

Novelist and national park ranger Shelton Johnson.
Novelist and national park ranger Shelton Johnson.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Like the protagonist in his novel "Gloryland," Shelton Johnson finds freedom among the peaks and valleys of Yosemite National Park. On Wednesday, Doug talks with Johnson about the role of buffalo soldiers - African-American cavalrymen who patrolled Yosemite around the turn of the last century - and what it's like to be one of the few African-American rangers in the national parks system today.

On Saturday, May 22, Shelton Johnson will speak at part of the Sundance Tree Room Author Series. Tickets include brunch and a signed copy of Johnson's "Gloryland." Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the talk begins at 1:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 866.734.4428 or click here

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