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By Amos Jay Cummings

In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a adorned Civil struggle veteran and journalist for the hot York sunlight newspaper, set out on a westward trip aboard the newly accomplished transcontinental railroad. For your time, 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 used to be approximately. in the course of his six-month excursion from Kansas to California, Cummings despatched amazing and fascinating debts of the yank West again to his readers in ny. ;Collected during this quantity for the 1st time are Cummings's photographs of a land and its collection of characters in contrast to whatever again East. Characters like Pedro Armijo, the recent Mexican sheep wealthy person who took Denver through hurricane, and extra prominently the Mormon prophet Brigham younger and his nineteenth spouse, Ann Eliza younger, who used to be 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 used to be some of the most recognized newspapermen within the usa, partly as a result of tales like those. entire with a biographical caricature and historic advent, A impressive interest is an relaxing learn for anyone attracted to the yankee West within the latter half the 19th century.

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The first, headlined “Journalistic Changes,” reads: Mr. England, for many years city editor of the Tribune, and at present managing editor of the Sun, of the 1st day of January relieves Mr. Byington of the business charge. Mr. Cummings succeeds Mr. England, and Dr. Wood takes the place of Mr. Cummings. And the second: 21 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America In the Tribune office, Dr. Wood, the well-known night editor, leaves on the 1st prox. to take a similar position on the Sun. Mr.

The New York team, founded five years earlier in 1883 when they were known as the Gothams, had been renamed the Giants in 1885. New York won the 1888 series and the team won the next year as well, defeating the Boston Beaneaters. Throughout the decade and a half Cummings served in the House of Representatives, he remained a staunch labor and union supporter. At one time he was the only member of a labor union in Congress. In June 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed into law the bill making Labor Day a national holiday, the pen he used was turned over to Cummings, who sent it to Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor.

Cummings. And the second: 21 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America In the Tribune office, Dr. Wood, the well-known night editor, leaves on the 1st prox. to take a similar position on the Sun. Mr. Cummings, the Tribune sketcher and city editor, has left that “Happy Family,” and will assume the management of the Sun on the first of January. At some point after Amos left the Tribune for the Sun, probably after he married Frances (in 1869), he was living in Manhattan at 114 Varick. It was at the Sun that Cummings made his reputation as a journalist, writer, and public figure.

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