Red Lodge author John Clayton's latest book, "Stories from Montana's Enduring Frontier: Exploring an Untamed Legacy," has been released by The History Press.
The book chronicles how Montana's frontier image endured, even as permanent towns powered by new industries sprang up. Clayton examines that shifts in the state's legacy with a diverse collection of stories, on such subjects as the Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Beartooth Highway, and the lost mining camp of Swift Current and such legendary characters as Charlie Russell, Haydie Yates, and “Liver-eating” Johnston.
Clayton is the author of "The Cowboy Girl" and other books. Since 1993, he has written regularly about history and culture for Montana Magazine, the Montana Quarterly and Montana: The Magazine of Western History, among other publications.