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Adventurous author, pioneering reporter, workaholic newspaper editor, passionate Indian rights activist, librarien, poet, anthropologist and archeologist, Charles Fletcher Lummis was a great colorful individualist who explored and popularized the American Southwest. In 1884, with a job offer to become City Editor of the Los angeles Times, Lummis determined to walk to his new job from Ohio, covering over 3,500 miles through 8 states and territories. He witnessed and documented the end of the old American West and the beginnings of the modern age which picked new winners and new losers. Travel with him and hear in his own words this extraordinary adventure. The Listen2Read American Adventure Library is a series of historic first person accounts of extraordinary adventures by Americans or by visitors to America. The entire series can be previewed at Listen2Read.com