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The diary of Mary Richardson Walker

  • Part 1
  • 00:26:37
  • Part 2
  • 00:27:19
  • Part 3
  • 00:29:57


Readings from "The Diary of Mary Richardson Walker." The diary was read by Donna Dooley, and narrated and produced by Brett Vuolo. Technical production by Peter Zanger. The music was provided by the Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, recorded by David Lerner. Part one covers the courtship and marriage of Mary and Elkanah Walker and their difficult journey overland from Maine to old Oregon, which at that time included everything north of the present California-Oregon border and everything west of the Continental Divide. Part two covers the first two years of Mary and Elkanah's life in the Tshimakain Valley. Part three begins in June 1840, after Mary had just given birth to her second child. Excerpted from volume two of a three-volume series called "The first white women over the Rockies" published by the Arthur H. Clarke company, Glendale, California, 1963.



The diary of Mary Richardson Walker


Zanger, Peter. engineer.

Dooley, Donna. performer.

Vuolo, Brett Harvey. producer.


Pacifica Radio Archive.


Los Angeles :, Pacifica Radio Archives,, 1972.


1 online resource.


Pacifica Radio Archives.

Reproduction Note

Electronic reproduction.

Grant Information

Sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project.

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PRA_NHPRC1_BC0664_0A_000_00.mp3 Part 1 00:26:37

PRA_NHPRC1_BC0664_0B_000_00.mp3 Part 2 00:27:19

PRA_NHPRC1_BC0664_0C_000_00.mp3 Part 3 00:29:57

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