Your Story Hour proudly presents this third set of exciting, dramatized stories in our new "Exciting Events" series. Follow the mid 1800's adventures of the Allen Family (parents Joshua and Sarah, big brother Abel, sisters of Marijane and Abby, little sister Faith, and Grandpa Allen) as they join a wagon train headed west on the epic Oregon Trail. Traveling over 2,000 miles in their oxen-driven "Prairie Schooners" through hazardous river crossings, treacherous weather, mountain passes, tragedy, disease, and devastating dust storms, the Allens symbolize the determination and trials of a typical family who braved the Oregon trek. Life lessons and historical details are woven into the narrative of everyday events on the trail in this five-part adventure.
Also featured is the heroic story of courageous 1960s civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who through non-violence and determination, fought racial segregation while helping African Americans register to vote. Character-building listening for the whole family!
The Big Decision: The Allen family decides to make a new beginning by leaving their home in Michigan to join the great westward movement. Part 1 of the Oregon Trail Series.
Wagons Ho!: The Allen family arrives in Independence, MO. They join a wagon-train party, buy more supplies, and are ready to head out when the wagon master calls out, “Wagons Ho!” Part 2 of the Oregon Trail Series.
Trouble on the Prairie: The westward journey begins with great anticipation, but soon the Allen family encounters all the challenges facing the brave pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail—storms, flooded rivers, accidents, sickness and more. Part 3 of the Oregon Trail Series.
Up and Over: The Allen family’s wagon train passes by many waymarks, makes it through the Rocky Mountain pass and faces difficult times as the journey’s challenges multiply. Part 4 of the Oregon Trail Series.
Home at Last: Exhausted oxen and a difficult trail force them to leave precious items behind, but the Allen family and their fellow travelers make it through the Blue Mountains and are finally able to celebrate as they arrive at their destination. Part 5 of the Oregon Trail Series
Fanny Lou Hamer, Freedom Fighter: The inspirational story of a little girl who began life in the cotton fields as the daughter of a share-cropper, but who rose to become one of the best-known and most-beloved figures in the Civil Rights Movement.