Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dr. Cummings

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.


  1. WOW! 105? That is a blessing. My grandmother lived to be 102 and only died from having fallen and unable to recover. THANK YOU for coming to visit this morning! My goodness, what a lovely thing to say about my post! Isn't blogging fun? Do come again, please! It is always so wonderful to meet new people around the world.
    Have a lovely day in your beautiful neck of the woods!! Anita

  2. Thank you for your comment. You have a nice blog, I like history and travel, so I love to read stories like this one about the doctor. He did a good job to protect the people from diseases.
    Regards, Marianne