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May 28, 2020 - July 31, 2020
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. and subsequently owning The Salt Lake Tribune 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.
Presented by Sandy Brumley whose principal qualifications for this Tom Kearns project are a love for reading newspapers and an insatiable desire to know the truth. Sandy is joined by Tom Kearns grandson Michael Kearns who provides insight into the Kearns family members and explores family lore.
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