Mills, Enos Abijah
- Maxine Benson
Mills, Enos Abijah (22 April 1870–22 September 1922), nature writer, was born near Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, the son of Enos Abijah Mills, Sr., and Ann Lamb, farmers. Suffering from a digestive illness, young Mills went west in 1884 to Estes Park, Colorado, where a cousin, the Reverend Elkanah Lamb, had established the Longs Peak House guest lodgings. Mills soon built a cabin nearby and in 1885 made his first ascent of Longs Peak—he eventually climbed the 14,255-foot summit some forty times by himself and 257 times as a guide....