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Donner Party Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 39° 19.431 W 120° 13.877
10S E 738669 N 4356371
Quick Description: Located at the Donner Memorial State Park off I-80 just west of Truckee, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2008 7:32:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM3YV9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 70

Long Description:
The marker states:

Near this spot stood the Breen Cabin of the party of emigrants who started for California from Springfield, Illinois, in April, 1846, under the leadership of Captain George Donner. Delays occurred and when the party reached this locality, on October 29, the Truckee Pass Emigrant Road was concealed by snow. The height of the shaft of the monument indicates the depth of the snow, which was twenty-two feet. After futile efforts to cross the summit the party was compelled to encamp for the winter. The Graves cabin was situated about three-quarters of a mile to the eastward, the Murphy cabin about two hundred yards southwest of the monument, and the donner tents were at the head of Alder Creek. Ninety people were in the party and forty-two perished, most of them from starvation and exposure.

In commemoration of the pioneers who crossed the plains to settle in California

Monument erected under the auspices of the native sons and the native daughters of the Golden West.
Marker Number: 134.00

Marker Name: Donner Pary

County: Nevada

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 06/06/1918

Donner Memorial State Park,Old Hwy 40 at I-80 and Truckee exit, Truckee

Website: [Web Link]

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