The Awakening Land (1978)

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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Sayward Luckett Wheeler (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Portius Wheeler - The Solitary (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Genny Luckett (3 episodes, 1978)
Steven Keats ...
 Jake Tench (3 episodes, 1978)
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
 Worth Luckett (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Will Beagle (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Billy Harbison (3 episodes, 1978)
Dorrie Kavanaugh ...
 Mistress Bartram / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Derin Altay ...
 Achsa Luckett (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Isaac Barker (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Reverend Hutchins (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Resolve Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Johnny Timko ...
 Kinzie Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Barney McFadden ...
 Louie Scurrah (2 episodes, 1978)
Pia Romans ...
 Huldah Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Sonja Lanzener ...
 Annie McFall (2 episodes, 1978)
Art Kassul ...
 George Roebuck (2 episodes, 1978)
Bernie Kuby ...
 Mathias Cottle (2 episodes, 1978)
Ann Eggert ...
 Mary Harbison (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Zephon Brown (2 episodes, 1978)
Sandra Wheeler ...
 Cora Barker (2 episodes, 1978)
Wally Engelhardt ...
 Jim McFall (2 episodes, 1978)
Olesley Cole ...
 Moses (2 episodes, 1978)
Timothy Carhart ...
 First Peddler / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

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19 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Erwachendes Land  »

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Trivia

Though the fictional story of the settlement of the Ohio territory, the miniseries was filmed at the site of the frontier town where the young Abraham Lincoln matured and studied to be a lawyer, New Salem, Illinois. The cabin that Sayward and Portius Wheeler lived in is the recreation of the cabin where Ann Rutledge lived, the woman that Abe Lincoln courted while he lived in New Salem. Hal Holbrook played President Lincoln in two separate television projects. See more »

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In the scene where little Rosa Tench is walking along the river bank, you can see an abandoned automobile tire lying in the mud. The movie was supposed to be set in the 1800s. See more »

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A haunting tale that stays in my mind twenty years later.
31 January 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

How many mini-series have generational staying power? Roots? OK, what else? In my case "The Awakening Land" stands by itself in this regard. The characters may be fictional, but they're woven so well with the known history of the region and era that they *might be* real. For my money this stands as perhaps Elizabeth Montgomery's most enduring performance. Its certainly the one I'll remember her for.


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