journey story http://wkms.org en Journey Story: Martin Tracy http://wkms.org/post/journey-story-martin-tracy <p>My grandmother was the quintessential American pioneer. In 1891, when she was 17, her family left the comfort of their home and heritage in Marietta, Ohio to seek their fortune on the American prairie. Her father, Frank D. Booth, was the son of Horatio Booth, a boat Pilot on the Ohio River, and the grandson of the first Mayor of Marietta, James Mather Booth, an 1804 immigrant from Manchester, England. For over 23 years, Frank Booth was a pilot of the 138 ton J. H. McConnell a side-wheeler passenger steamboat that ran from Parkersburg, West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:47:41 +0000 Kate Lochte 17212 at http://wkms.org Journey Story: Martin Tracy Journey Story: Sarah Gutwirth http://wkms.org/post/journey-story-sarah-gutwirth <p>This is a family story, a story of loss and exile, and of the intersection of personal history with large historical events.&nbsp; It is also a quintessentially American story of arrival, and of a second chance.&nbsp; This is a story so close to me I seem always to have known it.&nbsp; It is the story of how my father came to America.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:35:34 +0000 Kate Lochte 17211 at http://wkms.org Journey Story: Sarah Gutwirth Journey Story: Donnie Holland http://wkms.org/post/journey-story-donnie-holland <p>My family settled Between the Rivers in the 1790&rsquo;s, and left in July 1968.&nbsp; My grandparents on each side of the family lost their homes twice to government projects. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:25:38 +0000 Kate Lochte 17105 at http://wkms.org Journey Story: Donnie Holland Journey Story: Mary Ann Littleton http://wkms.org/post/journey-story-mary-ann-littleton <p>A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called &ldquo;Journey Stories&rdquo; is at Murray State&rsquo;s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10.<span>&nbsp; </span>We asked our listeners for their &ldquo;Journey Stories.&rdquo;<span>&nbsp; </span>We received this one from Mary Ann Littleton, who is a Murray native.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Journey Story is about her spiritual pilgrimage to Tibet and Nepal in her<span>&nbsp; </span>51st year.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:53:02 +0000 Kate Lochte 17027 at http://wkms.org Journey Story: Mary Ann Littleton Journey Story: Jan Basile http://wkms.org/post/journey-story-jan-basile <p>A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called &ldquo;Journey Stories&rdquo; is at Murray State&rsquo;s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10th.&nbsp; So, we asked our listeners for their &ldquo;Journey Stories.&rdquo;&nbsp; We received this one from Jan Basile&nbsp; of Murray.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:34:19 +0000 Kate Lochte 16971 at http://wkms.org Journey Story: Jan Basile