A Tramp Across the Country

A Tramp Across the Country When Lummis walked from Ohio to California in he faced many risks thirst hunger cold coyotes rattlesnakes cougars and desperadoes met him on his way When he reached Los Angeles he had walk

  • Title: A Tramp Across the Country
  • Author: Charles F. Lummis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Lummis walked from Ohio to California in 1884 he faced many risks thirst, hunger, cold, coyotes, rattlesnakes, cougars, and desperadoes met him on his way When he reached Los Angeles, he had walked over 3500 miles in 143 days and had discovered the region that would fascinate him for the rest of his life the Southwest.Excerpt I would have this unpretentious book takeWhen Lummis walked from Ohio to California in 1884 he faced many risks thirst, hunger, cold, coyotes, rattlesnakes, cougars, and desperadoes met him on his way When he reached Los Angeles, he had walked over 3500 miles in 143 days and had discovered the region that would fascinate him for the rest of his life the Southwest.Excerpt I would have this unpretentious book taken only for what it is the wayside notes of a happy vagabondizing It was written in hurried moments by the coal oil lamps of country hotels, the tallow dips of section house or ranch, the smoky pine knots of the cowboy s or the hunter s cabin, the crackling fogon of a Mexican adobe, or the snapping greasewood of my lonely campfire upon the plains and from that vagrant body and spirit I have not tried to over civilize it A prim chronicle of such a trip would be no chronicle at all Nor have I desired to make it either an atlas or an encyclopaedia of the country Economic and geographic essays do not belong within its scope It is merely a truthful record of some of the experiences and impressions of a walk across the continent the diary of a man who got outside the fences of civilization and was glad of it It is the simple story of joy on legs.

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  • Charles F. Lummis

    Charles Fletcher Lummis was a United States journalist and an activist for Indian rights and historic preservation A traveler in the American Southwest, he settled in Los Angeles, California, where he also became known as a historian, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet and librarian Source

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  • Fascinating slice of history with a walking trip across the continent. Compiled by dispatches mail along the way from Cincinnati to Los Angeles in the late 1800's. A conscious choice when rail transportation was available. Sad about the greyhound, though.


  • In 1884 Charles Lummis was offered a job at a Los Angeles newspaper. He lived in Ohio. He took the job and then walked to California—passing though all the great landmarks we now think of in terms of National Parks. His dispatches elevated him to hero status (of sorts) and his road trip turned out to be one of the greatest hikes in history. Lummis was one of the first advocates for Indian rights, Hispanic rights and the preservation of the natural wilderness. His writing is gloriously prosaic, [...]


  • It's a good story about walking from St. Louis to Los Angeles (or thereabouts) back in the day when one could carry a gun and shoot critters with equanimity, then stop by the cabins of folks living out in the wilds and expect to get a warm bed and hot meal free for nothin'. Has some excellent (very up-to-date) remarks about race relations aimed at correcting the ill-informed. And it's all more or less true. Quick and easy. Only thing lacking in the edition I read was a map tracing the route of h [...]


  • Er a more sedate, self-promoting version of his trek across the USA in 1884. If given the choice, go with "Letters from the Southwest."



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