About Jefferson

Jefferson Glass resides in Buffalo, Wyoming. He relocated to central Wyoming from Oregon in 1981. Glass was the founder and former chair of the Evansville Historical Commission, a Certified Local Government (CLG) for the town of Evansville, Wyoming. He later served on the board of directors for the Cadoma Foundation, a non-profit historic preservation organization based in Casper, Wyoming.

He is a relentless researcher with specific interests in the Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains regions of the United States. He has written numerous articles for Annals of Wyoming, True West Magazine and WyoHistory.org.

Mr. Glass’ book, RESHAW: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard, Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier, was published by High Plains Press in Glendo, Wyoming in 2014. It was awarded best non-fiction book by the Wyoming Historical Society in 2014, Special Recognition in Historic Preservation from the Platte County, Wyoming Historical Society in 2014 and received the prestigious Spur Award for best first non-fiction book from Western Writers of America in 2015.

His new book, Empire: The Pioneer Legacy of an American Ranch Family, was released by TwoDot Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield on October 31, 2020.

In 2016, Mr. Glass was the subject of an article “Beyond the Horizon with Author Jefferson Glass,” in True West Magazine and hosted the bus tour for authors and publishers to Fort Laramie as part of the 2016 Western Writers of America annual convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Jefferson was a judge for the Wyoming Boys and Girls Club’s annual Cowboy Ethics Essay Contest in 2016 and 2017 and was a Spur Award judge in non-fiction and biography categories for Western Writers of America in 2017 and 2018.

In 2002, Annals of Wyoming characterized Glass, “. . . a veteran Casper historian . . . a frequent writer on Casper area sites.”

He often consults on the history of specific people or sites and speaks on various subjects usually involving western history, research and writing.

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