As the editor of Land of Sunshine
and Out West
he sought after John Muir to contribute articles.
As a pioneeering photo journalist, he produced a sensitive portrait of John Muir
- In the Arroyo
Seco portion of Los Angeles, he built a home to last 1,000 years, El
Alisal (off-site link - photo gallery by Harold Wood). He built this home with his own hands, over a twelve
year period starting in 1898 and ending in 1910. At El Alisal,
Lummis entertained many famous visitors, including actors, writers,
historians, poets, and artists, including John Muir, who signed
his guestbook in 1903.
Photo of Charles Lummis courtesy of The Southwest Museum of the American
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