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The Resource A remarkable curiosity : dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West, Amos Jay Cummings ; edited and compiled by Jerald T. Milanich

A remarkable curiosity : dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West, Amos Jay Cummings ; edited and compiled by Jerald T. Milanich

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A remarkable curiosity : dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West
Title
A remarkable curiosity
Title remainder
dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West
Statement of responsibility
Amos Jay Cummings ; edited and compiled by Jerald T. Milanich
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collected in this volume for the first time are Cummings's portraits of a land and its assortment of characters unlike anything back East. Characters like Pedro Armijo, the New Mexican sheep tycoon who took Denver by storm, and more prominently the Mormon prophet Brigham Young and one of his wives, Ann Eliza Young, who was filing for divorce at the time of Cummings's arrival.<br /> <br />Although today he is virtually unknown, during his lifetime Cummings was one of the most famous newspapermen in the United States, in part because of stories like these. Complete with a biographical sketch and historical introduction, A Remarkable Curiosity is an enjoyable read for anybody interested in the American West in the latter half of the nineteenth century
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SC1
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1841-1902
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Cummings, Amos J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Milanich, Jerald T
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  • Cummings, Amos J.
  • Cummings, Amos J.
  • Cummings, Amos J.
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Natural history
  • Journalists
  • Railroad travel
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Journalists
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Railroad travel
  • Travel
  • New York (State)
  • United States, West
Label
A remarkable curiosity : dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West, Amos Jay Cummings ; edited and compiled by Jerald T. Milanich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-353) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Over the Kansas plains -- The earthly paradise -- A Canadian in Colorado -- The Petrified stumps -- The town in the desert -- The fate of a gold seeker -- In the golden gulches -- The story of little Emma -- The seventeenth wife -- The great Utah divorce -- An interesting conversation with Ann Eliza Young -- The prophet's divorce -- The Arizona expedition -- The Mormon pioneers -- The American Dead Sea -- Mutton chops by the million -- The king of the jack rabbits -- The funeral postponed -- Duel with six-shooters
Control code
ocn506069184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870819858
Lccn
2008025223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8hqzg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)506069184
Label
A remarkable curiosity : dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West, Amos Jay Cummings ; edited and compiled by Jerald T. Milanich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-353) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Over the Kansas plains -- The earthly paradise -- A Canadian in Colorado -- The Petrified stumps -- The town in the desert -- The fate of a gold seeker -- In the golden gulches -- The story of little Emma -- The seventeenth wife -- The great Utah divorce -- An interesting conversation with Ann Eliza Young -- The prophet's divorce -- The Arizona expedition -- The Mormon pioneers -- The American Dead Sea -- Mutton chops by the million -- The king of the jack rabbits -- The funeral postponed -- Duel with six-shooters
Control code
ocn506069184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870819858
Lccn
2008025223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8hqzg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)506069184

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