A Walk Across America Timeline

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  • The start

    Peter and Cooper set off on their walk from Alfred, New York. They start on their walk to find themselves and the real America. Thus starts an emotional journey that will change Peter's views about America and it's people.
  • First Holiday

    Peter and Cooper celebrate thanksgiving on a nameless mountain. This is a meangingfull event because it is the first real meal of many to come between him and Cooper.
  • Peter finds an unconventional home

    Peter and Coops are making their way through Murphy. They have to stop here to find a job so they can continue on their way. They meet Bruce, Eric, and Zack, a couple of negro boys who take Peter home to their mama, Mary Elizabeth. She decides he can stay and does until June. Peter stands in as a father to the boys
  • Peter finds a new way of living, but doesn't accept

    "Peter and Coops arrive at The "Farm" in Tennesse. Peter had heard about the hippie settlement and decided to visit it to see what it was like. Peter was making his mind up to leave when tragedy struck and Cooper was hit and killed by a water truck. Peter is devastated by this tragedy and almost gives up the walk.
  • Peter meets the "Guv-na"

    Peter meets the governor of Alabama. Peter was intrigued by peoples accounts of him. Peter goes and meets him in his capital building. The 'Guv-na" likes Peter so much that he tells his state troopers to watch out for Peter on the road and offer assistance. This friendly encounter shatters Peter's expectations about the 'Deep South"
  • Peter has a change for the better

    Peter goes to a revival instead of a dope-head-smoke a lot party. He blames it on pictures, but his soul is searching for something. James Robinson, the speaker, gives such a powerful sermon that Peter gives his life to Christ. His life is now changed and he is happy that he has found what he's been looking for.
  • Peter gets a new walking partner

    Peter and Barbara go to church to look for a sign to see if she should accompany Peter on his journey. The preacher's mother gives a surprise sermon. Barbara gets the message she needed and decides to accompany Peter on his walk as he continues west out of New Orleans. This is a big moment in the book because Peter gets a new partner and the book ends with them getting ready to continue along the walk.
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    A Walk Across America

    Important events about Peter's journey along the way