THE DONNER PARTY !

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Donner Party Map

to your right, this is a picture of the that trail that the pioneers used

The donner party coming to Cali!

Friday, Jan. 16th 1846 at 12pm

Califfornia

CA

A total of 81 pioneers settled out to the Sacramento Valley in May of 1846. Intriged by finding a new route they end up getting caught in the Sierra Nevada due to exceeding amounts of snow. 36 pioneers died as a result of severe starvation, trauma, and also fatal diseases. There were only 15 survivors who were saved by a rescue group in February.

Citations

“Donner Party.” 2013. The History Channel website. Nov 13 2013, 2:54 http://www.history.com/topics/donner-party.