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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 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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Erwachendes Land  »

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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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Excellent Peek at American History
18 March 2007 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful mini-series that shows the less glamorous, but realistic side of the settling of the American Frontier. The story has an excellent cast including Hal Holbrook, Elizabeth Montgomery, William H. Macy and others. The characters grow and change as the frontier changes and gets settled. It is unfortunate that this mini-series did not get the press that some others have and has not been repeated often enough. This series is just as good as Roots but recounts a different period of American life.

I would love to see it on DVD, if you would too please vote at http://www.tvshowsondvd.com. Currently, it only has 132 votes. Studio execs do look at this site to see who would like to buy television shows.


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