Nantan: The Life and Times of John P. Clum Vol. 2

Tombstone to Los Angeles November 1882 Ð May 1932

by Cover Design or Artwork by , Photographs by Rachel Ledoux and Gary Ledoux



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x10
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781425174248
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 7x10
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781425174255

About the Book

John Clum left Tombstone, A.T. in the fall of 1882 thinking that the excitement he had experienced as "Nantan Betunnykahyeh", the Indian Agent for the San Carlos Apache reservation, and his time as Tombstone's Mayor, and founder of the Tombstone Epitaph could never again be recaptured. How wrong he was! Venturing west, he got in on the ground floor of one of the most exciting times in California history as southern California's land and citrus market boomed! The firm of Clum and O'Connor played a key role Ð until the market went bust. But that didn't deter the intrepid Clum as he took on a job nobody wanted, but offered the adventure of a lifetime Ð as Postal Inspector, establishing post offices along the gold trails in Alaska during the Stampede of '98. He then turned to lecturing, traveling the country on behalf of the Southern Pacific Railroad Ð America's most prodigious promoter Ð or as he liked to call himself; the "Trailblazer of Civilization." As the years took their toll, Clum turned to reminiscing and writing about his adventures, leaving a rich legacy of first-person knowledge about the American west. In the twilight of his life, Clum visited Tombstone and San Carlos one last time where once again he was respectively "Mayor", and "Nantan Betunnykahyeh." He was truly an extraordinary man whose influence is still felt today.

About the Author

A native of New Hampshire, Gary Ledoux has had a long-time love of the old-west; his interest focused on Tombstone and its characters, legend and lore.

He is a member of several old-west organizations including the Western Writers of America and the new Wild West History Association.

His articles have appeared in various old-west magazines including True West and the Tombstone Epitaph. His YesterWest column appears in the national edition of the Tombstone Epitaph and the Tombstone Times.

His first book, Tombstone: A Chronicle In Perspective debuted in October, 2002. Nantan: The Life and Times of John P. Clum Volume 1 debuted October 26, 2007.

He has been a featured writer at the Warren Earp Days Book Festival held in Willcox, AZ in 2003, a featured writer for the Tombstone Book and Film Festival held in Tombstone in 2004 and a similar event held in Tucson in 2005 and again in Tombstone in 2006 and 2007.

He was a contributor for the October, 2006 OK Corral 125th Anniversary event in Tombstone conducting a panel discussion entitled ‰*ÏTombstone In The Movies and Television‰** and giving a speech on Tombstone‰*ªs Allen Street, in character, as Mayor John Clum.

Gary and his wife, Rachel, presently live in southern California.