Thursday, August 25, 2011
Dr. Cummings was not a folk hero..but a real doctor in Lake City at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. He rode around in his buggy treating folks during the smallpox empidemic of 1899 and again when the swine flu hit town in 1918, saving countless lives.
The Cummings only had one daughter (Margaret)who passed away this summer (2011) at the age of 105 yrs. old.
This is all that remains of their home. The outhouse and the carriage house. Dr. Cumming buggy can be seen in the Hinsdale County Museum.