|Charles Fletcher Lummis|
In 1884, a 25 year-old Harvard dropout decided that he would walk from his home in Ohio to Los Angeles, where a job at the Los Angeles Times was waiting. He began his 3,507 mile walk along the railroad tracks, but eventually veered off of his intended path, encountering blizzards, bandits, mad dogs and mountain lions. Over the course of 143 days, Charles Lummis' adventure took him to remote places where he was exposed to vastly different cultures than anything he’d ever experienced in his life.
Young Lummis was forever changed from his Tramp, and in his lifetime he wrote over 30 books, took thousands of photographs, founded the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles and became a powerful advocate for the Native-American and Hispanic peoples he would never have met, had he stayed home in the mid-west. He often called upon his friend and former Harvard classmate Teddy Roosevelt to further his causes, and he lived a vividly colorful and historically vibrant life.
Producers Jayne McKay and Jonathan Spaulding are currently penning the script for this exciting tale of Charlie's adventures, as well as planning an ambitious new Tramp Across the Continent in Spring 2015.We are working on the details and will keep you posted.
We hope that you will consider joining us-this is going to be quite an experience!