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Publisher:  Beverly's, Ltd.; ISBN-10:  0967188504 Type: 

Copyright:  Apr 26 1999

These Audio Cassettes are the personal diaries of women crossing America in covered wagons, told of the ingenuity, courage, bravery, loneliness, fear, boredom, excitement and danger they encountered. They were called "overlanders."

Beverly's Ltd

Margaret Frink's diary was a great discovery describing her observations of the cholera epidemic, the social encounters with the Indians who followed the wagons, and the cost of provisions along the way.


"Learning by letters published in the newspapers that lumber was worth $400 per thousand in California, while it was worth only $3.00 in Indiana, Mr. Frink concluded to send the material for a small cottage by the way of Cape Horn."

Professional Reviews

Arizona Daily Star
"She was a disciplined diarist. Her information sounds dependable, her enthusiasm for the journey unfailing.

Borders Books
"Your audio book was chosen to be a staff pick of the month bu our assistant manager. I think your series, "Living Voices of the Past" is a great idea and I wish you luck with it."

Shawn Doyle

Arizona Daily Star
This book was chosen to be in the top 15 out of 200 reviewed in 1999

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