By Mark Thompson

Charles Fletcher Lummis started his fabulous profession in 1884 through strolling from Ohio to begin a brand new activity on the three-year outdated la occasions. by the point of his demise in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp around the continent" was once only a footnote in his astonishingly diverse profession: crusading journalist, writer of approximately dozen books, editor of the influential political and literary journal Out West, l. a. urban librarian, preserver of Spanish missions, and Indian rights gadfly. Lummis either embodied and outlined our imaginative and prescient of the West, and of the United States itself.

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