Charles Fletcher Lummis

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Birthday
1, 1859
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 24, 1928 (69)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1859
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 24, 1928 (69)

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.

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.

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.