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Charles Lummis
August 1, 2018

Linking the Lummis Family

By Julia Tcharfas, Collections Cataloger, Autry Museum of the American West

Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859 – 1928) has an almost mythical role within the history of early Los Angeles – somehow both shaping the city’s cultural landscape and remaining a largely underground figure within it. Most accounts of his life begin when he was twenty five with a transcontinental 143-day-long walk from Cincinnati to L.A. narrated through his weekly dispatches to the Los Angeles Times. Upon arrival, Lummis took up the job as editor of the paper and by the turn of the century he had... Read more