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Charles Fletcher Lummis

Charles Fletcher Lummis Biography

Journalist


ABOUT
Early explorer and author who wrote about the Southwest and gave the nation its view of the region's identity.
BEFORE FAME
Upon being offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, he embarked on a 2,200-miles journey from his home town of Cincinnati, writing dispatches along the way, which he later published as a book.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and his father was a schoolmaster.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was a classmate of Theodore Roosevelt at Harvard.
TRIVIA
He broke his arm partway through his journey and met heavy snows around New Mexico, but he also met with local Indian tribes and Mexican settlers, all of which made him enamored with the region.

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