Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What did Enos die of?
A: Ultimately, blood poisoning from an abcessed tooth.
Q: Where did Enos die?
A: In his bed, in his cabin at Long's Peak Inn.
Q: How old was Enos when he died?
A: 52 years old. Born April 22, 1870, died September 21, 1922.
Q: Where is Enos buried?
A: Enos was cremated.
Q: Where were his ashes scattered?
A. Honestly, we don't know.
Q: Was Enos a vegetarian?
A: No. His main dietary concern was avoiding wheat products.
Q: Was Enos an atheist?
A: No. Enos was raised with a strong Quaker background.
Q: Did Enos ever hunt or trap animals?
A: No. Whatever meat he ate, he traded for or purchased. However, he often asked hunters and trappers about the animals they hunted so that he could learn more about the animals and their behavior. He never owned a gun, nor did he ever have the need.
Q: We love this picture of Enos and his daughter Enda. Where was it taken?
A: First, Enda was three and a half when he died. The girl shown above is Harriet Peters, the youngest person to summit Longs Peak at the time. Second, it's the top of Longs Peak.
Q: Did Enos have any pets?
A: Yes. He had a border collie named Scotch for several years, two grizzly bear cubs named Johnny and Jenny, and as a boy of sixteen he raised three baby bluebirds (one of which was named Little Blue). He owned two mining town "return horses" named Cricket and Midget. He traveled briefly with a baby beaver which he named Diver, then gave to a family of settlers.
Q: What kind of camera did Enos use?
A: He used several types. One we're certain of is a 1909 Eastman Kodak Pocket Camera.
Q: Are all of Enos' stories true?
A: As far as we can tell, yes. Many of the stories he wrote were of his own experiences. He sometimes told the accounts of other people as well.
Q: Did he raise his family in his homestead?
A: No, by the time he was married in 1918, he had been living at Long's Peak Inn for 9 years. He did say that all of his great happinesses happened at his cabin he had built as a boy.
Q: What exactly was Enos' relation to Reverend Elkanah J. Lamb?
A: On Enos's father's side he was Elkanah's first cousin once removed. On Enos' mother's side he was Elkanah's first cousin twice removed.
Q: My last name is Mills, I think I might be related to Enos A. Mills!
A: Try our geneology page first before you email us, please.
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