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Trail of Tragedy: Donner Party Site Excavation
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by USDA Forest Service
For many years a plaque has marked the spot where the donner party presumably spent their tragic winter of 1846-47 trapped by the heavy snows of the Sierra Nevada. The Tahoe National Forest working with archaeology students from the University of Nev... [more]
November 26, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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This Day In History: February 19, Donner Party
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In this This Day In History video clip, learn how on this day in 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party and a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
July 22, 2012 at 03:37 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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The Donner Party
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This four minute video gives an explanation of the decision making that results in the infamous Donner Party episode of the Western movement. This could be a little to coarse for some students as the five months of isolation is explained. Teacher pre... [more]
October 31, 2010 at 02:24 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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The Donner Party
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Led by brothers Jacob and George Donner, the migration group attempted to take a new and supposedly shorter route to California. They soon encountered rough terrain and numerous delays, and they eventually became trapped by heavy snowfall high in the... [more]
July 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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