Charles F. Lummis brought the American Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, and California) to the attention of the reading public during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century. Folklorist, journalist, editor, and photographer, Lummis sought to popularize travel in the region and to bring to his readers an appeciation of the varied ethnic cultures of the area.
After growing up in Massachusetts and attending Harvard, which he left without taking a degree, Lummis moved to Ohio, where he edited a weekly newspaper. In 1884 he accepted the post of city editor of the Los Angeles, California Daily Times . He began his duties for that paper by recording his 3500-mile walking trip from Ohio to California in a series of weekly columns for the
Citation: Fleming, Robert E.. "Charles F. Lummis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2820, accessed 29 February 2024.]