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James F. and Margret Reed of the Donner Party. Oct.1846, Reed had a quarrel with teamsters and stabbed one of them to death. He was then banished from the wagon train. Leaving his family, he traveled alone for 22 days to Sutter's Fort. February 1847 a rescue party was sent. Reed was returning with some emigrants from the camp, when another blizzard trapped them for 2 days.

James and Margaret Reed . wealthy Irish immigrants and survivors of the ill-fated Donner Party traveling by wagon train to California. Surviving members of the party resorted to cannibalism in order to make it through a severe winter in

The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who in 1846 set off from Missouri in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. The subsequent casualties resulting from starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma were extremely high, and many of the survivors resorted to cannibalism.

Donner Party-Patrick Breen's diary, February "Mrs Murphy said here yesterday that thought she would Commence on Milt.

Donner Party Trail from Mo -Was a part of the 1840's westerward migration before the California Gold Rush in 1849.

Donner Party Trail from Mo -Was a part of the westward migration before the California Gold Rush in

William Eddy - the most heroic member of the legendary Donner Party. On Apr 25, 1847 the last survivors of the Donner Party were finally rescued from the wilderness due to his unflinching courage and determination. He was also the steadfast "Voice of Reason" during times of panic.

William Eddy - This Day in History: Apr The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

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An emigrant encampment of tents and covered wagons on the Humboldt River in Nevada, 1859

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Doomed attempt to get to California in More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrat.

Stumps of trees cut at the Alder Creek site by members of the Donner Party, photograph taken in 1866. The height of the stumps indicates the depth of snow. Those who died here are: George Donner (60), Jacob Donner (56), Elizabeth Donner (45), Samuel Donner (4), Lewis Donner (3), Sam Shoemaker (25), James Smith (25), Joseph Reinhardt (30). Elizabeth Donner was the only one to be cannibalized here.

Trees cut by Donner party: the height of the trunks indicates the depth of the snow, 1868

Route taken by Donner Party - This Day in History: Apr 25, 1847: The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

Route taken by Donner Party - This Day in History: Apr The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

Statue at Donner Memorial  The Donner Party (sometimes called the Donner-Reed Party) was a group of American pioneers led by George Donner and James F. Reed who set out for California in a wagon train in May 1846. Delayed by a series of mishaps and mistakes, they spent the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Some of the pioneers resorted to cannibalism to survive.

Statue at Donner Memorial The Donner Party (sometimes called the Donner-Reed…

I was in my wife's classroom on Saturday helping her turn her tables into "Covered Wagons." She is reading the book- Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel K. Laurgaard in her 4...

I was in my wife's classroom on Saturday helping her turn her tables into "Covered Wagons." She is reading the book- Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel K. Laurgaard in her