Hi friends and supporters!
I just wanted to let you know that a website dedicated solely to my work on this project will be coming soon. Now that I have completed my research (is it ever really completed?), and am just about done with the writing of my book, I’ll be able to dedicate time to building this resource. My vision is that it will be a sight where educators, scholars and curators who are interested in the subject of the Plane Wreck at Los Gatos, the song and the history, can come for accurate information. It will be interactive, or at least engaging, and will include so much of the work I’ve accumulated since beginning this work in late 2010. Ideally, it will have background information on each passenger, photographs, audio and video interviews I conducted with their families, all the old newspapers I’ve gathered, letters, and other artifacts. It will also include information on and about Martin Hoffman, the musician who took Woody Guthrie’s words and created the beautiful melody to the song we know and love today. Also, I’ll be working in tandem with a curriculum expert on creating a curriculum for Middle and High School students based on this subject. In the meantime, now that the book is just about there, I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it with you all.
Oh, and I’ll be updating this blog with a few journal entries I wrote while searching for the families of the plane crash victims in various parts of Mexico this past January. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and again, I thank you all for contributing to the Indiegogo fundraiser to make it happen.
all the best,