Crusader in Corduroy

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Crusader in Corduroy

L.A. as Subject's latest post on the KCET website features photographs and documents related to Charles Fletcher Lummis, the larger-than-life Angeleno who was one of the Southern California's greatest boosters and one of the most prominent promoters of our regional heritage:

Among the film-industry legends and titans of industry who populate the ranks of larger-than-life Angelenos, Charles Fletcher Lummis, born 152 years ago on March 1, cuts a unique figure. A journalist, adventurer, Indian rights activist, presidential advisor, and amateur anthropologist, Lummis was one of the city's greatest boosters and one of the most prominent promoters of our regional heritage. Southern California's libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions inform our understanding of a man who helped shape the development of Los Angeles and preserved the region's link with its historic and prehistoric past.

Keep reading the full post on KCET's website.