This historical radio drama tells the compelling story of the Morrison family of Pidgeon Springs, Missouri, who make the dangerous overland journey by covered wagon to California in the year 1850. Based on authentic narratives of the period, the story unfolds as the Morrisons, under the capable leadership of the mother, join a large wagon train headed for California. The family encounters a deadly cholera epidemic, raging river and much more. “Off to California” tells the timeless story of a family who finds the inner strength to overcome numerous hardships and separation from loved ones in their struggle to make a better life.
Grade Level 4-8
Off to California
California State History/Folklore/Character Education
“Off to California” has been rewritten for Washington, and Oregon state history curriculum.
Westward to Washington
Washington State History/Folklore/Character Education