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By Amos Jay Cummings

In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a adorned Civil warfare veteran and journalist for the recent York solar newspaper, set out on a westward trip aboard the newly accomplished transcontinental railroad. For a while, miners, settlers, and marketers had already been heading west to make their fortunes, and Cummings made the journey partially to work out what the entire fuss was once approximately. in the course of his six-month day trip from Kansas to California, Cummings despatched impressive and interesting debts of the yank West again to his readers in long island. ;Collected during this quantity for the 1st time are Cummings's pics of a land and its collection of characters not like whatever again East. Characters like Pedro Armijo, the hot Mexican sheep wealthy person who took Denver through typhoon, and extra prominently the Mormon prophet Brigham younger and his nineteenth spouse, Ann Eliza younger, who was once submitting for divorce on the time of Cummings's arrival. ;Although at the present time he's nearly unknown, in the course of his lifetime Cummings was once essentially the most well-known newspapermen within the usa, partially as a result of tales like those. whole with a biographical caricature and old creation, A striking interest is an stress-free learn for anyone drawn to the yank West within the latter half the 19th century.

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Three years later Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and 647 men of the Seventh Cavalry lost the Battle of Little Bighorn. Eight years later in 1881 in the Territory of New Mexico, Sheriff Pat Garrett plugged Billy 49 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America A wagon train crossing the facing Great Plains. (Young, Wife Number 19, 120) the Kid. In 1882, Jesse James went to his final rest in the state of Missouri at the hands of his new partners, Bob and Charlie Ford. In 1873 much of the Wild West was still wild and rugged.

At the time, the library’s holdings included 10,000 volumes and numerous newspapers. As late as 1966, the library still existed, although even by the 1930s, few if anyone remembered Amos Cummings. A Pictorial Presentation of the Union Printers Home, put out by the International Typographical Union in 1935, even failed to mention that the library had been named for Cummings. 35 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America In the 1980s the International Typographical Union, victim of the computer technological revolution that had negated the need for typesetting, merged with the Communication Workers of America.

Cummings” that reads: “Broke my leg December 27, 1900. ” According to a December 30 note in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper, he broke his leg in New Haven and had been transported by train back to his home in New York, accompanied by his physician, Dr. Girdner (most likely John H. Girdner, who was active in Democratic politics in New York). That would have been more than a year after the first broken leg. Did the leg not heal properly? I do not know. The last few years of his life could not have been too pleasant for Amos Cummings.

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