Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers

Written and told by Jim Weiss
Greathall Productions Inc., $14.95, ages 5 and up, http://www.facebook.com/Greathall

1124-045If you think Lewis and Clark are a comedy team from the ‘50s and learned everything you know about Sacagawea watching Night at The Museum, it’s time to pop in the new CD Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers.

Follow the entertaining and informative narrative from master storyteller Jim Weiss and share Jefferson and Monroe’s excitement at creating a country destined to span from coast to coast. Marvel at the mix of bold pioneer spirit, strong survival skills and a lot of sheer luck that grew the U.S. westward, and revisit a time when amazing adventures and discoveries lay around every bend.

Learn how clever U.S. diplomatic negotiations garnered not only New Orleans, but the entire area known as Louisiana from Napoleon, and how the Lewis and Clark expedition succeeded with the help of various native nations. Meet the men who braved danger and backbreaking work to build the thousands of miles of track for the Transcontinental Railway, and find out how Robert Fulton’s steamboat forever changed the way Americans traveled and did business. This enlightening CD will turn your next car trip into your very own covered wagon journey whether or not you’re heading up north to Oregon. Giddyup!

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