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Post by carolpelster » August 28th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Astoria; Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving (1783 - 1859).


The great thrill of exploration and discovery, as well as harrowing adventures and disasters were experienced by the brave American men in the 1810-1812 Astor Expedition to Oregon. Travelling by land and by sea, with the hope of setting up a fur trading center for the powerful John Jacob Astor, these men endured incredible hardships and starvation. In spite of the difficulties described, the book was a catalyst that inspired a generation of pioneers to pursue their own way to the Northwest. Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Rip Van Winkle, was a masterful writer who was especially good at conveying the vastness and dangers of the wilderness. ( Carol Pelster)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History ; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C)

    Keywords that describe the book: exploration, american northwest history, oregon history, 19th century american exploration, stories of survival in wilderness, stories of failed leadership

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Post by kathrinee » August 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm

I can set this up for you -- I'll be back in a little bit :D

ETA:
Here we go! I'll add a ~ to the title unless you have a DPL lined up
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Post by carolpelster » August 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm

Thank you for the tilde. I do not have anyone in mind for DPL. I appreciate anyone who wants to volunteer.

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Post by silverquill » August 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm

carolpelster wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Thank you for the tilde. I do not have anyone in mind for DPL. I appreciate anyone who wants to volunteer.
Hi!
I would be interested in joining as DPL, but I've got a pretty full plate and am behind on several solos due to some issue with a computer crash, power outages, a bit of vacation and now overtime at work. So, for now, I'll just keep a watch and of no one else volunteers and I get caught up, maybe I can jump in. Always interested in Oregon history!
~ Larry

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Post by carolpelster » August 29th, 2020, 9:31 am

silverquill wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm
carolpelster wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Thank you for the tilde. I do not have anyone in mind for DPL. I appreciate anyone who wants to volunteer.
Hi!
I would be interested in joining as DPL, but I've got a pretty full plate and am behind on several solos due to some issue with a computer crash, power outages, a bit of vacation and now overtime at work. So, for now, I'll just keep a watch and of no one else volunteers and I get caught up, maybe I can jump in. Always interested in Oregon history!
Wow. You sound busy. Thanks for your interest and willingness. I reckon we should wait a bit to see if there's someone out there who's not quite so overwhelmed who might be interested in listening.

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Post by kathrinee » August 29th, 2020, 2:11 pm

Awesome! I won't add you to the MW, Larry, but thank you for letting us know!

Let's stay here in the Launch Pad for another day or two. Please holler if I can help you with anything, Carol!
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Post by carolpelster » September 1st, 2020, 5:53 pm

I recorded the Introduction and Chapter 1. Washington Irving was a lively writer, even in this non-fiction historical account. I am sure there must be a volunteer proof listener out there who would enjoy hearing this book.
Carol

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Post by silverquill » September 1st, 2020, 8:36 pm

Well, I've listened to the introduction and it can be marked PL OK.

I always enjoy listening to a great soloist, and you certainly fit that category!
And, I'm very interested in this book, so I'm willing to sign on as DPL.
I am still playing catch-up after some set-backs, but once I get some backlog done, I'll be up to speed.
~ Larry

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Post by HZFerr » September 3rd, 2020, 10:19 am

Hi Carol,
I will claim DPL if you don't have one. :D
Helen

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Post by silverquill » September 3rd, 2020, 10:46 am

I gladly defer to Helen!
~ Larry

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Post by carolpelster » September 3rd, 2020, 2:34 pm

Welcome to the Astoria project, Helen.
And thanks again to silverquill for being willing to step in if we didn't find another listener.
Carol

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Post by carolpelster » September 3rd, 2020, 2:35 pm

Welcome to the Astoria project, Helen.
And thanks again to silverquill for being willing to step in if we didn't find another listener.
Carol

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Post by HZFerr » September 3rd, 2020, 4:13 pm

DPL checking in. :D
Helen

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Post by kathrinee » September 3rd, 2020, 4:26 pm

Welcome, Helen! Yay, we are a full team -- let's move over to Going Solo
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Post by HZFerr » September 3rd, 2020, 4:51 pm

Hi Carol,

sect 0-Intro
PL Ok

sect 1
PL OK
Your reading is excellent! :clap:

I will change the MW when I hear back from you.
Question:
Should this be included?
CHAPTER I. -- Objects of American Enterprise.—Gold Hunting and Fur Trading.—Their Effect on Colonization.—Early French Canadian Settlers.—Ottawa and Huron Hunters.—An Indian Trading Camp. Coureurs Des Bois, or Rangers of the Woods.—Their Roaming Life.—Their Revels and Excesses.—Licensed Traders. Missionaries.—Trading Posts.—Primitive French Canadian Merchant.—His Establishment and Dependents.—British Canadian Fur Merchant.—Origin of the Northwest Company.—Its Constitution.—Its Internal Trade.—A Candidate for the Company.—Privations in the Wilderness.—Northwest Clerks. Northwest Partners.—Northwest Nabobs.—Feudal Notions in the Forests.—The Lords of the Lakes.—Fort William.—Its Parliamentary Hall and Banqueting Room.—Wassailing in the Wilderness.
Helen

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