Fictional Memoir of a
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., November 25, 2009 - A black cavalryman and the son of slaves, Elijah Yancy found true freedom when he was posted to patrol the newly created Yosemite National Park in 1903. Author Shelton Johnson chronicles the challenging life of this imaginary character in his first novel, "Gloryland," which he will sign from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, December 1 in the lobby of The Ahwahnee,
Johnson has presented his original living-history interpretive program about Buffalo Soldiers at venues around the country, and has received many honors and awards for this work, which has also been widely covered in the media. He is also featured in the highly acclaimed documentary film by Ken Burns, "The National Parks:
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About The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee, Yosemite's AAA-rated Four Diamond, national historic landmark hotel, is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, an affiliate of Delaware North Companies and the authorized National Park Service concessioner overseeing lodging, dining, guest recreation, retail and transportation for Yosemite's 3.5 million annual visitors.
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa;