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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1978
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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)
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 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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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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Wonderful film...would love to see it back on TV.
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In vain, I keep checking to see if someone has had the intelligence to put this out on DVD......I would buy it in record time. I absolutely love this movie and am right now in the process of re-reading the books (The Trees, The Fields and The Town) for the 5th time...and will probably re-read them every two years or so - that's how good they are. The miniseries pretty much echoed the books and was a real treat. I can't believe I missed it when it was telecast again the early 90's. Elizabeth Montgomery was wonderful - completely believable as Sayward and made me a fan of hers for her all too short life. I come from "the hills of Pennsylvania" which I used to "run" as a child so felt a connection.

Holly Michaels


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