This article is in collaboration with Marshall Publishing.
Marshall Publishing and Promotions, Inc. is a multi-faceted media publishing organization whose management team has 30 years of experience, successfully producing and representing television and home video programs written for all ages.
You may already be familiar with their trademarked, AS SEEN ON TV “Lots and Lots of” brand DVD’s and books. In 2011, members of the Crew had the opportunity to review the Lots & Lots of Fire Trucks & Firefighters DVD and book set, and the George Washington Carver DVD; so this year we were especially excited when asked to review four different DVD’s.
THE OREGON TRAIL – The reasons for going…the hauntingly beautiful landscape…the rivers they followed and crossed…the joys and hardships…and the elation and the dissension as described in immigrants diaries…all come to life in this detailed account of Americas longest and most famous trail. Approx. 35 Minutes.
THE PONY EXPRESS – Glossed over by all of the adventure and romance attached to it, most people don’t realize the Pony Express lasted only 19 months. It was a grand gamble that eventually led to the bankruptcy of the three men who started it. Yet, during its brief life span it caught the attention of Americans, made a legend of the riders and provided a vital link between California and the Northern states at the onset of the Civil War. Approx. 16 Minutes.
This is the story of one of the most significant and dramatic explorations in American history. The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, complete with diary excerpts, encounters with Indians, the sometimes threatening landscape, and a summary of the objectives and accomplishments of their 8,000-mile journey into the unknown. Beautiful photography, live re-enactments, illustrated maps and rare photographs make this historical adventure come to life and one that will entertain and educate all age groups for years to come. Approx. 35 minutes.
What was life like in America in the 1880s? Just like a time machine, this DVD will transport you back to discover the people and events that shaped this exciting decade: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Washington Monument, John Phillip Souza and many others! You will learn about fashion, politics, sports heroes, famous inventors, Wall Street financiers, railroad expansion, buffalo extinction, Indian resettlement, Civil Rights, union organization, urbanization, the music of the times, and much more!
There is also an archival documentary short film about the life of Alexander Graham Bell, his work with the deaf and the invention of the telephone, as a bonus feature of this DVD. Approx. 60 total min.
Marshall Publishing – you’ll find “Lots & Lots of…” fun, entertainment, education, and amusement for the whole family!