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Radio Curious: Dame Shirley & Kate Magruder – Women and the Gold Rush, Segment 1

Radio Curious: Dame Shirley & Kate Magruder – Women and the Gold Rush, Segment 1

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When word that California had gold in its creeks and streams reached the United States of America in 1848, fortune seekers from all over the world soon began to arrive in California by boat, covered wagon, and on foot. Some people made their fortunes by selling provisions or services and very few actually found enough gold to take home. Louise Smith Clapp of Amherst, Massachusetts, using the name of Dame Shirley, wrote detailed and vivid descriptions of the life and ways of the gold seekers and of mid 19th century California. In this two-part program, we will talk to Dame Shirley in the person of Kate Magruder, a Chautauqua performer and participant with the California Council for the Humanities Sesquicentennial Project, Rediscovering California at 150. 1

Dame Shirley recommends The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Kate Magruder recommends “Days of Gold,” by Malcolm Rhorbough & “The Shirley Letters,” by Dame Shirley.

Originally Broadcast: March 16, 1999 & March 23, 1999
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Radio Curious: Dame Shirley & Kate Magruder – Women and the Gold Rush, Segment 1

Radio Curious: Dame Shirley & Kate Magruder – Women and the Gold Rush, Segment 1

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