[SOLO] The Life and Adventure of James P. Beckwourth - ke

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cherylstewart
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Post by cherylstewart » January 21st, 2020, 1:42 pm

Sections 31 and 32 pl ok.
Sorry i have been so long. I am rving and the wifi isnt good, so have to go to library, when that works out. I had 33 almost done when the wifi disappeared????
I think the speech by hmm
dang, forgot his name, well, the brother dog soldier, was good. It fits with the way you are reading it. I love how you keep the actual volume even. Some commercial readers should learn that.

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Post by cstew64 » January 21st, 2020, 5:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Am a bit nervous about that one. Drive safely. Best wishes.

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Post by cherylstewart » January 22nd, 2020, 10:52 am

Section 33 PL OK

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Post by cstew64 » February 6th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Chapter 34 ready. 89.2 db.

Also, A section needs to be added to the magic window.

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Post by cherylstewart » February 7th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Section 34 PL OK
Nice.

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Post by cstew64 » February 12th, 2020, 5:37 am

Chapter 35 ready. 90 db.

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Post by cstew64 » February 13th, 2020, 6:17 am

Chapter 36 ready. 89 db.

Only one chapter to go! :D

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Post by cherylstewart » February 13th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Sections 35 and 36 PL OK
:thumbs:
He is definitely truthful about the pass and I see there is a place called Bentworth in that are of CA, but pretty sure Lewis and Clark didn't get to CA.ha.
Cheryl

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Post by cstew64 » February 14th, 2020, 2:31 am

Yes, there is a town in CA called Beckworth. Route 70 from Nevada is called Beckorth Pass and a mountaintop called Beckworth Peak. I wonder if his original house is still there?

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Post by cstew64 » February 14th, 2020, 9:22 am

Chapter 37 and book complete!!! :clap:

Thank you very much for your help! I bet you're more tired of hearing my voice than my wife is... :mrgreen:

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Post by cherylstewart » February 14th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Section 37 PL OK
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Claude, Congratulations on a wonderful recording of a very interesting book.
The last chapter was good,
I would be happy to PL another book if you need such a person.
(Although I must say you don't give the PL much to do.)
Cheryl

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Post by kathrinee » February 14th, 2020, 9:39 pm

Yay! Congratulations! Would you like to add anything to the blurb/summary? If so, you can just write it in a normal post and I'll put it in behind the scenes. I'll start hte cataloging process tomorrow. Well done! :clap: :clap:
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Post by cstew64 » February 15th, 2020, 3:37 am

Thank you both for the kind words. I am very appreciative of all the time and effort both of you have committed to helping me through this process.

Summary;

James P. Beckworth, born in Virginia at the dawn of our Nation, moved with his family to eastern Missouri settling a few miles below what is now St. Charles.
Still young, James began his education in the character of the Indian nations where he gained first hand knowledge of the Indian tactics and at times, their brutality.
At the young age of 19, he became a member of the famed company known as Ashley's hundred. Working along side some our countries most revered adventurers. Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson and of course, General Ashley himself.
After many adventures working for the American Fur Company, James began his journey to becoming Chief of the great Crow Nation. Proving his courage on the field of battle time and again, the Crow Nation grew to respect his character.
Through the fur trade, James' knowledge and experience helped provide the Crow Nation with wealth they never experienced before. For this, they grew to appreciate his intellect. Rising through the ranks of warriors and consistently earning their admiration, the great council named him Chief.
But after fourteen years of living among the Great Plains Indians, James grew weary and longed to rejoin the society in which he was raised. Leaving his adopted family behind, James set off for even more adventure. First with the United States Army, fighting once again, an Indian Nation in Florida. His skill was called upon in California, participating in the first battles of California's independence. Yet again, his knowledge and experience were put to use in the Mexican-American war.
Finally, after years of military campaign and hardship, James settled in a valley nestled in the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Here, he established the great Beckworth's Pass. Bringing emigrants directly to central California.
To this day, just west of Lake Tahoe, traveling west on Route 70, at the border of California and Nevada, a town, highway and even a mountain peak bear his name. A reminder to all Americans of a man who's magnificent life helped to forge our great Nation.

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