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Death Valley Days

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5 old time radio show recordings
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Western Adventure (1930-1951)

Death Valley Days"As the early-morning bugle-call of covered wagon trains fades away among the echoes, another true Death Valley days story is presented for your entertainment by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, producers of that famous family of products – 20 Mule Team Borax, 20 Mule Team Borax Soap Chips and Boraxo.

One of the most respected shows of early radio, Death Valley Days was well written and endured throughout the decades. Ruth Cornwall Woodman was asked to write the show in 1930. Though she knew nothing of the desert and its people, New York Vassar graduate Ruth undertook the project with enthusiasm. When the show began in 1930, many of the areas she was writing about were Borax Chipsstill quite rough in nature, with many roads but mostly mere trails.

Each year Ruth would spend several months traveling through the desert to explore ghost towns, saloons, backpacking just outside Death Valley, and interviewing old timers. She would talk to gas station men, bartenders, and small town newspapermen. She did her research well, pouring over old newspapers and visiting old west museums, scouring the west for anything that would inspire a good story. The result of all this hard work was rewarding - a highly successful show that lasted over two decades, and later became a television show with Ronald Regan as the host. Death Valley Days presents stories of the old west, with realism and drama virtually unmatched by other westerns of the day.

Death Valley Days

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 47 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 47 minutes
      1. Death Valley Days 360827 305 Sam Bass.mp3
      2. Death Valley Days 380617 398 Burro That Had No Name.mp3
      3. Death Valley Days 390616 450 Shoo Fly.mp3
      4. Death Valley Days Xxxxxx Dear Teacher.mp3
      5. Bugle Themejosef Bonimeu.s. Borax, Inc (0.32).mp3
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    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 47 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 47 minutes
      1. Death Valley Days 360827 305 Sam Bass.mp3
      2. Death Valley Days 380617 398 Burro That Had No Name.mp3
      3. Death Valley Days 390616 450 Shoo Fly.mp3
      4. Death Valley Days Xxxxxx Dear Teacher.mp3
      5. Bugle Themejosef Bonimeu.s. Borax, Inc (0.32).mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    5 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 47 min

    Disc A001

    1. Death Valley Days Xxxxxx Dear Teacher
    2. Bugle Themejosef Bonimeu.s. Borax, Inc (0.32)
    3. Death Valley Days 360827 305 Sam Bass

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Death Valley Days 380617 398 Burro That Had No Name
    2. Death Valley Days 390616 450 Shoo Fly

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00