Aug 13, 2021 • 30M

Podcast: Margaret and Ledyard Go West (2)

The Frinks Launch Their Business in California . . . Right in Time for the Pandemic

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Annette Laing
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19th century Hardware store
Old Sacramento, California. Photo: Annette Laing, 2021

Podcast (30 minutes)

Margaret and Ledyard Frink made it from Indiana to Sacramento in their souped-up RV, 1850 style. Now they own their own hotel/restaurant, and are more than breaking even. But it doesn’t take long before things go awry . . . Does their future really lie in the West?

This is the podcast version of my post, Margaret and Ledyard Go West (2)  based on Margaret Frink’s 1850 journal, in Kenneth L. Holmes (ed.), Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850, vol. 2 (1983)

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