Park City Museum will host a virtual Zoom lecture presented by Sandy Brumley calledA Brief History of Tom Kearns on May 27th from 5-6 p.m. MDT
Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west: rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate. He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18. He subsequently owned The Salt Lake Tribune with his business partner David Keith. There is a wealth of information in period newspapers that provide additional insight into Tom's history, including previously undiscovered wild-west stories from his youth, back in O'Neill Nebraska. This lecture will provide a very colorful vignette about how his brother Barney was shot and killed by a "cowboy" in a shootout and more.
Sandy Brumley has a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. His principal qualifications for the Tom Kearns project are a love for reading newspapers and an insatiable desire to know the truth.