Drama/Anthology Radio Programs - The American Trail

1953

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The American Trail

The American Trail was a thirteen episode series of stories of turning points in the history of the creation and growth of the United States, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The show aired at 9:45am on school days with the hope that teachers would allow the children to listen to the stories, with the teacher discussing the episode after it was finished. President Dwight D. Eisenhower added words of encouragement at the end of the final episode. Many famous actors took part in the series, but were not credited. It is known that in addition to President Eisenhower speaking in episode 13, General James H. Doolitle speaks in episode 12, and Bing Crosby along with his son Lindsey took part in episode 9, The California Gold Rush.

Episodes of The American Trail Radio Program

February 7, 1953 - The American Trail, Dispatch to New York >

February 14, 1953 - The American Trail, The Northwest Ordinance >

February 21, 1953 - The American Trail, The Louisiana Purchase >

February 28, 1953 - The American Trail, The Lewis and Clark Expedition >

March 7, 1953 - The American Trail, Samuel Slator's Machine >

March 14, 1953 - The American Trail, The Golden Ocean >

March 21, 1953 - The American Trail, The Magic Wire >

March 28, 1953 - The American Trail, On To Monterrey >

April 4, 1953 - The American Trail, The California Gold Rush >

April 11, 1953 - The American Trail, The Rich Desert >

April 18, 1953 - The American Trail, The New South >

April 25, 1953 - The American Trail, The Blue Yonder >

May 2, 1953 - The American Trail, The Brave Flag >