Loafing Along Death Valley Trails; A Personal Narrative Of People And Places


Read by David Wales

(4.8 stars; 20 reviews)

William Caruthers was a retired newspaperman who spent 25 years listening to stories told by the inhabitants of Death Valley. This 1951 book collects those stories; the printed version has many interesting pictures. ''Of the actors who made the history of the period, few remain. It was the writer’s good fortune that many of these men were his friends. It is the romance, the comedy, the often stark tragedy these men left along the trail which you will find in the pages that follow.'' (Preface and David Wales) (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Dedication, Preface, Author's Biography 8:11 Read by David Wales
A Foretaste Of Things To Come 20:23 Read by David Wales
What Caused Death Valley 15:04 Read by David Wales
Aaron and Rosie Winters 12:20 Read by David Wales
John Searles And His Lake Of Ooze 12:15 Read by David Wales
But Where Was God? 10:02 Read by David Wales
Death Valley Geology 10:43 Read by David Wales
Indians Of The Area 11:40 Read by David Wales
Desert Gold, Too Many Fractions 12:18 Read by David Wales
Romance Strikes The Parson 17:00 Read by David Wales
Greenwater -- Last Of The Boom Towns 10:34 Read by David Wales
The Amargosa Country 46:46 Read by David Wales
A Hovel That Ought To Be A Shrine 11:56 Read by David Wales
Sex In Death Valley Country 11:34 Read by David Wales
Shoshone Country. Resting Springs 28:14 Read by David Wales
The Story Of Charles Brown 18:48 Read by David Wales
Long Man, Short Man 9:46 Read by David Wales
Shorty Frank Harris 29:55 Read by David Wales
A Million Dollar Poker Game 11:17 Read by David Wales
Death Valley Scotty 16:17 Read by David Wales
Odd But Interesting Characters 19:08 Read by David Wales
Roads. Cracker Box Signs 24:52 Read by David Wales
Lost Mines. The Breyfogle And Others 25:52 Read by David Wales
Panamint City. Genial Crooks 17:50 Read by David Wales
Indian George. Legend Of The Panamint 9:21 Read by David Wales
Ballarat. Ghost Town 33:35 Read by David Wales

Reviews


(5 stars)

Many interesting tales of Indians, miners, travelers and more who spent time in Death Valley in the early 1900s. I loved the reader's voice, and it is well read.

An Excellent Narrative


(5 stars)

Entertaining and informative stories, read by one of my favourite readers.