Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson

Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson

Yosemite Ranger, Shelton Johnson, shares his stories as a Buffalo Soldier re-enactor. In addition, Shelton will talk about his experience hosting Oprah Winfrey and a group of her friends on their first camping experience at Yosemite. Shelton’s experience as a four year old standing in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany planted the seed leading him to become a ranger. He talks about his historical novel, Gloryland, which tells the story of Buffalo Soldier Elijah Yancy. Shelton Johnson starred in the Ken Burns documentary of National Parks. As a result, he is arguably the National Park Service’s most famous ranger. Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson is a master storyteller. Get his book Gloryland, here.

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2 Responses

  1. Judith Taylor says:

    I loved this podcast. Shelton has certainly lived a very interesting life.
    He has a liveliness in his voice that just sucks you right into the middle of
    his stories. Thank you, Don, for bringing great people together to give
    us a glimpse of how some folks get to live their lives.

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