A Remarkable Curiosity: Dispatches from a New York City Journalist’s 1873 Railway Journey Across the American West brings alive the notes and portraits of Amos Jay Cummings. One of the most famous newspaper men of his day, Cummings dispatches from his journey explore the wild west in full glory. Characters unknown “back east” are relayed to his readers, and the tales resonate to all interested in the opening of the west today.

A Remarkable Curiosity is edited by Jerald T. Milanch, professor of archeology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida. The book is published by University Press of Colorado.

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