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Lost story, time travel to 1800s

Doc923

Young man loses job, meets young teen girl runaway in city park, then they decide to walk across America just south of US-Canada boarder. They meet another younger runaway in Maine, who joins them. They cross a couple of states, then are caught in severe storm, and sent back to1800s. They do some gold prospecting, then are planning to head west, but the older girl becomes pregnant, so they decide to wait until after the baby comes. They pick up some new friends, including a large but non violent ex trapper. They pick up some orphans, a serving girl who is is being abused, and a few slaves. (Who they buy so they can later free them.) They pick up others, including a few extra "wives" for the main character. The group heads toward jumping off point for Oregon Trail, while main character and1 or 2 wives head for big bank (I think in Boston) to pick up their gold. After getting their money, they head back to the main group, and pink up a half breed White/Indian girl they had met while going east. Bigots had killed her parents.going west, I think they met another family who were kicked back from the future. The father hater roughing it, and the old west, and became violent to his wife. He was bought off and left his family.

The smaller group met up with the main group, then headed west on a wagon train.

I don't remember much else, but have been trying to find the story for about6 weeks without success. I hope with the early details, someone will quickltID the story.
Thanks to all.

i4pepsi2

Washed Up by Lazlong

Replies:   Ernest Bywater  Doc923
Ernest Bywater

I hate these threads, I just lost an hours checking if I want to read the story in full later. now I'll lose the rest of the day reading it.

Replies:   Centaur
Centaur

@Ernest Bywater

it's worth it

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@i4pepsi2

Washed Up by Lazlong


https://storiesonline.net/s/45956/washed-up

Ernest Bywater

@Centaur

it's worth it


That's my thoughts after the first couple of chapters - I usually check a little and then bookmark, but got drawn in and only broke when i got up to deal with a call of nature.

grandad_rufus

@Ernest Bywater

Ernest Bywater
01/01/2018, 22:55:50

@Centaur

it's worth it

That's my thoughts after the first couple of chapters - I usually check a little and then bookmark, but got drawn in and only broke when i got up to deal with a call of nature.


Wagons Ho is also a great story https://storiesonline.net/s/44905/wagons-ho

Regards G_R

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler  Argon
Vlad_Inhaler

@grandad_rufus

Just to make it worse,
- There is some crossover between the two stories
- There is a "Waggons Ho 2".

So many words, so little time.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@Vlad_Inhaler

And there was supposed to be another story in the series/universe. I have seen no indication of it even being worked on. Highly enjoyable story lines.

LonelyDad

In his notes at the end of one of the stories the author mentions that he had ideas for a follow-up story, but he also mentioned that his medical problems would probably keep him from writing it. That was in 2009, so I doubt that we are ever going to see it. Pity.

Replies:   AmigaClone
AmigaClone

@LonelyDad

About the only thing we know for sure is that his account was accessed since Jan 2, 2013.

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Vlad_Inhaler

@AmigaClone

July 2015 was what Laz said in another thread a few months back.

Doc923

@i4pepsi2

Thank you so much. I totally looked over that one, as I had thought it was a direct continuation of the first two wagon Ho books.

zellus

https://storiesonline.net/s/51490/will-and-carrie
https://storiesonline.net/a/Rotedrachen

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Vlad_Inhaler

@zellus

https://storiesonline.net/s/51490/will-and-carrie
https://storiesonline.net/a/Rotedrachen

what does that have to do with this thread?

Replies:   doctor_wing_nut
doctor_wing_nut

@Vlad_Inhaler

Have you read the story description for Will and Carrie? Same general concept.

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Argon

@grandad_rufus

It was Lazlong's Oregon tales that got me started on writing my His Lucky Charm stories. I miss his stories :o(

Replies:   sunseeker
sunseeker

@Argon

Awesome payback to both people who wronged him in chapter 1! Loved it!

Vlad_Inhaler

@doctor_wing_nut

nope, but the original post supplied so many details and they *all* matched.

PotomacBob

@Ernest Bywater

I usually check a little and then bookmark


Bookmark? I didn't know such a feature was available. How do I do that, please?

Replies:   LonelyDad  docholladay
LonelyDad

@PotomacBob

Bookmark? I didn't know such a feature was available. How do I do that, please?

If you are in the story itself, the header at the top has a tag to 'Bookmark This Story'. If you are looking at a link to the story (like on the author's page) place your cursor over the link and right click. One of your options is to bookmark the link.
If you are a premium reader, you also have the option in the header to place a link to the story in your own library on SOL.

docholladay

@PotomacBob

Bookmark? I didn't know such a feature was available. How do I do that, please?


Heck you can even bookmark almost any thing in all the browsers I have seen or used. And they can be arranged in many ways for ease of use.

LonelyDad

There are two kinds of bookmark being discussed here. One, if you are a premium member, a 'Bookmark this story' option appears in the header of each chapter, which will make an entry into your personal library on SOL. Two, whichever browser one is using also has the ability to bookmark any page being displayed. If one is using that option, the bookmark should be taken from the first page of the story, so that any returns take one to the beginning, and not somewhere in the middle. The rest of the pages/chapters will take care of themselves.

Replies:   docholladay
sejintenej

If you are using Firefox then they are called favourites. Both Explorer and Firefox have this facility in the menu at the top or pulldown menu on the right

docholladay

@LonelyDad

very true and both forms have their good and bad sides. I tend to use both at times. Although I use the author's story page mainly in my browser.

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