Conner, Glenn A., Memoirs of a tumbleweed.

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Glenn Allen Conner was born on May 18, 1894 near Coon Rapids, Iowa, to parents Hugh and Lydia. The family lived in many western states, settling in Douglas, Wyoming, in 1904.Conner worked as a ranch-hand in Wyoming for many years of his youth, giving him ample material to write about in later years. His autobiography Memoirs of a Tumbleweed tells many stories of his life growing up in the West. Conner served as a member of the Wyoming National Guard during the Mexican -American border skirmish of the nineteen-teens. On May 27, 1920, he married Nellie Maude Sanford in Rawlins, Wyoming, and later went on to become a civil engineer for the state of Wyoming and the U.S. government. Conner was best known for his work as a western fiction writer. His work appeared in publications such as West Magazine, Ranch Romances, Cowboy Stories, Ace-High Magazine, Quick Trigger Stories, and Western Trails, among others. Glenn A. Conner died on June 17, 1974 at the age 80.

From the guide to the Glenn A. Conner papers, 1924-1970., (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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