The Splendid Wayfaring


Read by Phil Schempf

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

Quote: "In the following pages I have told the story of that body of adventurers who, from 1822 to 1829, opened the way for the expansion of our nation beyond the Missouri. I have made Jedediah Smith the central figure of my story, for of all explorers of the Great West he was in many ways the most remarkable, though, heretofore, our school children have not even heard his name. In order to give the student a sense of the continuity of history, I have begun my narrative with a brief account of the movement across the Alleghenies and down the Ohio River after the Revolutionary War; and I have suggested the relation of westward expansion in America to the whole race movement from the beginning." (from the preface) (6 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:40 Read by Phil Schempf
I - Down the Ohio 32:44 Read by Phil Schempf
II - At St. Louis 16:05 Read by Phil Schempf
III - Northbound with the Robins 17:25 Read by Phil Schempf
IV - The Battle 18:08 Read by Phil Schempf
V - The Express to Henry 18:57 Read by Phil Schempf
VI - The Two Parties Unite 13:17 Read by Phil Schempf
VII - The Leavenworth Campaign 18:42 Read by Phil Schempf
VIII - Westward by the Grand 25:03 Read by Phil Schempf
IX - Jed Wrestles with Death 14:26 Read by Phil Schempf
X - The Ghost 17:14 Read by Phil Schempf
XI - The First White Men Through South Pass 10:30 Read by Phil Schempf
XII - Treasure and Trouble Therewith 16:50 Read by Phil Schempf
XIII - The Return 15:19 Read by Phil Schempf
XIV - Ashley's Long Winter Trail 21:46 Read by Phil Schempf
XV - Down Green River 13:24 Read by Phil Schempf
XVI - The Rendezvous 18:21 Read by Phil Schempf
XVII - Back to the States 15:00 Read by Phil Schempf
XVIII - General Ashley Retires 18:20 Read by Phil Schempf
XIX - The First Americans Overland to California 34:18 Read by Phil Schempf
XX - Smith's Second Journey 25:15 Read by Phil Schempf
XXI - The End of the Trail 19:43 Read by Phil Schempf