Pop Clanton


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Robert S. "Pop" Clanton was born in Golden, Missouri on October 11, 1884/died April 18, 1958. He was the son of Andrew "Bud" and Eliza E. (Cottrell) Clanton and the husband of Lula Clanton and Katherine Clanton. He was a railroad worker/car inspector-repairman who earned notoriety in 1953 as an advertisement for the Cottonwood Hotel in Cottonwood by parking his covered wagon in front of the hotel. His wagon sign reading "Partner, This is a GOOD TOWN. Pull in and STAY the NIGHT" with his dog smoking a pipe was a good advertisement for the hotel. 

Handwriting on back of photograph reads "Pop" Clanton.

Burial Location: Valley View Cemetery, Yavapai County, Arizona.

Sources: Arizona Gravestone Photo Project; Sharlot Hall Library & Archives; Verde Independent News, September, 1953.



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