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BZ Smith & Peggy Reza | Striking Up Gold Mountain: Stories & Songs of the California Gold Rush

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Striking Up Gold Mountain: Stories & Songs of the California Gold Rush

by BZ Smith & Peggy Reza

Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award for Audio Storytelling, Spring 2016 Winner of a Tillywig Toy "Brain Child" Award for Music & Audio, Spring 2016 Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Top CD of the Year Award, 2016
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. Golden Mountains
Bz Smith
2:41 $0.99
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2. Coyote Rescues Salmon
Bz Smith
9:28 $0.99
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3. Prairie Waltz & the Cactus Twister
Peggy Reza
1:59 $0.99
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4. Great Sails Unfurl & Cultures Collide
Bz Smith
5:37 $0.99
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5. Lost Cows!
Bz Smith
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6. Oh, California!
Peggy Reza
3:07 $0.99
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7. The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta
Bz Smith
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8. Old Mother Lode
Peggy Reza
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9. From Sea & Sky Came Four Dragons
Bz Smith
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10. Sail Away, Ladies
Peggy Reza
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11. C'est La Vie Pour Moi!
Bz Smith
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12. The Banks of the Sacramento
Peggy Reza
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13. Overland Girl, Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
Bz Smith
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14. Overland Girl, Chapter 2: Making New Friends & Life On the Trail
Bz Smith
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15. Overland Girl, Chapter 3: Cholera!
Bz Smith
4:46 $0.99
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16. Overland Girl, Chapter 4: Chimney Rock & Creepy Crawlers!
Bz Smith
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17. Overland Girl, Chapter 5: Where Rivers Merge
Bz Smith
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18. Overland Girl, Chapter 6: The Continent's Crossroads Fort Laramie
Bz Smith
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19. Overland Girl, Chapter 7: Over the Rockies to Fort Hall
Bz Smith
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20. Overland Girl, Chapter 8: The 40-Mile Desert & Then the Sierra Nevada!
Bz Smith
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21. The Days of Forty-Nine
Peggy Reza
4:35 $0.99
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22. Overland Girl, Chapter 9: Overland Girl's Epilogue
Bz Smith
4:21 $0.99
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23. Seeing the Elephant
Peggy Reza
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Winner of FOUR major national awards: PARENTS' CHOICE'S TOP 10 CDs of the YEAR; Parents' Choice Gold Award for Audio Storytelling, Spring 2016; a TillywigToy "Brain Child" Award for Music & Audio, Spring 2016; a Creative Child Magazine Top CD of the Year Award, 2016.

In this 2-CD set, listeners take a wild romp through California history, beginning with the creation of its rugged mountains, and ending with the rush for gold and a rapidly changing world. Presented chronologically with seven lively stories, seven songs, historical tidbits, and a nine-chapter novella of traveling by land to California’s gold fields, “Striking Up Gold Mountain” offers family audiences and history students an entertaining glimpse of a time when the world rushed in to discover California and to struggle for her Golden Fortunes. (Recommended for Ages 10 to adult)

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