The Journalist

The Journalist

In the 1850’s Fountain would work as a reporter for the Sacramento Union. While he was with the newspaper, he was sent to Nicaragua as a young reporter to cover the filibuster expedition of William Walker.

It was Fountain’s close reporting on Walker’s expedition and their activities that outraged Walker. Fountain was arrest during his time of his reporting on the Walker Expedition and soon after sentencing to death by a Central American firing squad. However, he escaped and returned to California.