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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 7:53 am 

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Vagabonding Down The Andes by Harry A. Franck (1881 - 1962).

This was an abandoned Solo. Let's help finish this up for him.

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Sometime in the latter half of 1911, Harry A. Franck jumped out of a box-car and crossed the Rio Grande, from Laredo. Thus began a journey, often afoot, that Harry estimated would take him 8 months. It ended up occupying four years of his life. The first leg of his Latin American epic is recorded in "Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras; Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond" (The Century Company, 1916). He then headed south to the Canal Zone, Teddy Roosevelt's grand experiment in socialism, and applied within the Zone police force for a position as a census taker (chronicled in "Zone Policeman 88; A Close Range Study of the Panama Canal and Its Workers", The Century Company, April 1913). Since he was one of the few Americans who actually spoke Spanish, and a bevy of other languages, he was hired immediately. By June, 1912, he'd bankrolled enough money to see him through the opening phase of the work being read to you, "Vagabonding Down the Andes; Being the Narrative of a Journey, Chiefly Afoot, From Panama to Buenos Aires" (The Century Company, 1917). Leaving the Zone in June of 1912, with "objections to his reemployment", he caught a steamer and entered the South American continent at Cartagena, Colombia. Approximate 30 months later, having walked most of the length of the Inca highway, he staggered from a trek that took him over mountains and through raw jungle onto a ferry, and thence sailed into Buenos Aires, regarded as one of the most glamorous and expensive cities on earth at the time. This leg of the four volume epic (which later concludes with "Working North from Patagonia; Being the Narrative of a Journey, Earned on the Way, Through Southern and Eastern South America, The Century Company, 1921) was the longest one, and in many respects, "Vagabonding Down the Andes" was also the most detailed. As you can see, the works were not published in chronological order. Why? I don't know, other than the last volume, which was delayed by Harry's enlistment and serving in WWI.

Harry is an opinionated iconoclast with a strong American value system based upon self-reliance. He's both college-educated and what I suppose can best be called "street smart", though most of his trip took him through places where "street" was little more than an abstract concept. Before his South American journey, he'd already worked his way around the world, and had written a book about it ("A Vagabond Journey Around the World", The Century Company, 1910). Some people are going to get their Politically Correct dander up if they listen. Well, fast traveler, keep in mind that Harry was a man of his times, and thus he sees the world, as we are all people of our times, and thus we see and experience the world. Harry did his vagabonding with a pistol as his constant companion, and lived amongst the poorest classes of people. He drank water collected in the ruts of wagon wheels. Not knowing where his next meal was coming from was the norm, as opposed to the exception. In terms of travel writing he makes Paul Theroux look like an armchair dilettante. Take him as he is, and I think you'll soon become enmeshed in this extraordinary saga. (Elliott Swanson)


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/vagabonding-down-the-andes-by-harry-a-franck/

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 8:19 am 

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:mrgreen:

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 10:08 am 
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Hi Linny,
I will MC this for you. This is my first time resurrecting a MW. Please let me know if there are any issues.
Thank you!
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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 10:16 am 

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Amy,
Thank you! Looks great. I will modify from here for the additional sections. When you have a chance please add me as DPL.

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 10:19 am 
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Okay, you are in as DPL now. I will be back in tonight if there is anything else you need.
Have a great day!
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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 11:33 am 

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Hi Amy,
I noticed two things.
1) I updated the section of the initial post near the uploader link to show you as the MC.
2) The links in the MW for the files were broken. I downloaded all the files from the Abandoned folder. I like to check them anyway when I adopt a project. I have been unfortunate in the past to come across some corrupted files. Fortunately, all of these were fine. The checker did flag a couple for volume so I edited as appropriate and have uploaded them all to your folder. The folder in Abandoned is now obsolete.

I think that's all and we can be off to Readers Wanted whenever you want. Thank you again for your help with this project. :9:

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2017, 4:49 pm 
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Hi Linny,
It is my pleasure. Thank you for moving the files and updating my name in the uploader link.
Over to Readers Wanted...
Cheers!
Amy :)

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Post Posted:: May 23rd, 2017, 10:04 am 
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May I have sections 15 and 16, please? :D I was always eyeing this book when it was a solo in progress, looking forward to listening to it after its completion. Now I get to participate, also :clap:

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Post Posted:: May 23rd, 2017, 10:50 am 

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Wonderful to have you, Kathrine. Thank you for claiming. I thought it looked very interesting and couldn't stand it be on the abandoned list any longer. :)

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Post Posted:: July 23rd, 2017, 8:35 am 

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Hello Kathrine,
I have extended the deadline by a month. Let me know if you want more time or need to release the claim. I hope you enjoyed your time away!

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Post Posted:: July 23rd, 2017, 9:34 am 
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Thank you, Linny!

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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 5:26 am 

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Kathrine's claims restarted. :D

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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 7:38 am 

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Hi, I'll take Sections 17 and 18.

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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 10:30 am 

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Great! Thank you, Linda.

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Post Posted:: August 28th, 2017, 1:35 pm 

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Here's Section 17:


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/vagabondingdowntheandes_17_franck_128kb.mp3 [39:15]

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