The Donner Party

On this day in 1847, the Donner Party, who had been trapped in what is now called Donner Pass was rescued. Did you know that we actually have a couple of books about the Donner Party for sale in our museum shop? Come by to take a look!

Color photo of two images of books about the Donner Party. In the left is “The Donner Party Chronicles” by Frank Mullen Jr. The other is “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny” by Michael Wallis.

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