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Post by silverquill » May 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm

In the Oregon Country by George Palmer Putnam (1887 - 1950).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/in-the-oregon-country-by-george-palmer-putnam/
This little book does not undertake to present a comprehensive account of our westernmost States, or even of the Oregon Country. It is intended simply to suggest a few of the many[Pg xi] attractions which may be encountered here and there along the Pacific, the references to which are woven together with threads of personal reminiscence pertaining to characteristic phases of the western life of to-day. For the stranger it may possess some measure of information; it should at least induce him to tarry in the region sufficiently long to secure an impression of the byways as well as of the highways. For the man to whom Oregon, California, or Washington stands for home, these pages may contain an echo of interest—for we are apt to enjoy most sympathetic accounts of the things we love best. But for visitor or resident, or one who reads of a country he may not see, the chief mission of these chapters is to chronicle something of their author's enthusiasm for the land they concern, to hint of the pleasurable possibilities of its out-of-doors, and, mayhap, to offer a glimpse of the new West of to-day in the preparation for its greater to-morrow. -- from the Author's Preface ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » May 24th, 2020, 10:40 pm

I will also be DPL for this project.
~ Larry

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Post by vvocelli » May 25th, 2020, 5:28 am

Hey Larry! Can I snag Section 6 - "On Oregon Trails"? Much appreciated!

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Post by aradlaw » May 25th, 2020, 9:28 am

Ah, Oregon, a change of scenery. Be right back with the MW Larry...
..and there it is, let me know if you need anything else.
David Lawrence

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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 12:13 pm

aradlaw wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 9:28 am
Ah, Oregon, a change of scenery. Be right back with the MW Larry...
..and there it is, let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks, David!
Yep, Oregon, my home state, although I"ve not lived there for many years now.

All set and ready for Readers Wanted.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 12:13 pm

vvocelli wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:28 am
Hey Larry! Can I snag Section 6 - "On Oregon Trails"? Much appreciated!
Sure. This is going to be Section 7 to make way for the preface.

I grew up right on the Oregon Trail, so this will be fun to listen to.
~ Larry

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Post by pschempf » May 25th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Larry -

May I have section 1?
Fritz

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Post by aradlaw » May 25th, 2020, 1:59 pm

Over we go to Readers Wanted.

And I will claim section 5 please - How the Railroad Came.
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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 2:54 pm

pschempf wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Larry -

May I have section 1?
Oops! Well,. I put myself in for this when I set up the MW.
Something else of interest to you?
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 3:21 pm

aradlaw wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Over we go to Readers Wanted.

And I will claim section 5 please - How the Railroad Came.
Thanks and thanks!
I have you in for Section 5.
~ Larry

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Post by jasonfink » May 25th, 2020, 3:43 pm

May I claim Section 2?

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Post by pschempf » May 25th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Hi Larry -

I see you claimed Secion 0. Did you also want section 1, ''Out West''? That's the one for which I was putting in a claim.
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 6:54 pm

pschempf wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Hi Larry -

I see you claimed Secion 0. Did you also want section 1, ''Out West''? That's the one for which I was putting in a claim.
Oh, yes, of course!
Silly me. It is all yours, with thanks. :D
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 25th, 2020, 7:08 pm

jasonfink wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 3:43 pm
May I claim Section 2?
Hi, Jason!
Well I see this will be your first recording, so I'm glad to have your debut in this project.

I posted a note on your test recording, so please check that out.

I've added you to the LV catalog and assigned you section 2.
Just click on your name in the Magic Window to view your personal catalog page where you can track all of your LibriVox projects, of which I hope there will be many. :)

WELCOME TO LIBRIVOX :clap:
~ Larry

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Post by jasonfink » May 26th, 2020, 4:38 pm

I cut and edited together a small sample for your opinion before I keep going. I've got a pretty good grip on using Audacity.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/in_the_oregon_country_chapter_2_first_portion.mp3

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