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
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a decorated Civil War veteran and journalist for the New York Sun newspaper, set out on a westward journey aboard the newly completed transcontinental railroad. For some time, miners, settlers, and entrepreneurs had already been heading west to make their fortunes, and Cummings made the trip in part to see what all the fuss was about. During his six-month expedition from Kansas to California, Cummings sent extraordinary and engaging accounts of the American West back to his readers in New York." "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."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1841-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cummings, Amos J.
Dewey number
917.804/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F594
LC item number
.C945 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Milanich, Jerald T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cummings, Amos J.
  • Cummings, Amos J.
  • West (U.S.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • Natural history
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Journalists
  • Railroad travel
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
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
ocn225875266
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780870819261
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008025223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225875266
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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
ocn225875266
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780870819261
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008025223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225875266

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