Other Donner Party Links
Other Donner Party Websites
Visit these other Donner Party related Web sites:
Donner Blog. Ms. Johnson is the author of the
anthology of Donner Party narratives, Unfortunate Emigrants. Her
blog demonstrates her energy and her knowledge, with many posts about new
research and publications. Her
website includes a roster of the Donner Party, Myths and Misperceptions,
new documents, and the Donner Party Bulletin - an update on current research.
These web pages are part of the website of the Crossroads (Utah) chapter
of the Oregon California Trail Association, for which Ms. Johnson serves
Ric Burns created a
documentary for The American Experience on PBS, based on research
by Prof. Joseph King. The PBS website includes an interview with Ric Burns,
a bibliography and a teacher's guide. You can purchase the videotape
from the website.
Take a virtual tour
of the Hastings Cut-off, courtesy the Utah Crossroads Chapter of the
Oregon California Trail Association, with photographs by Ray Tea.
Read about Lansford Hastings and his
Guide to Oregon and California.
The Mormon Pioneer Story
by Max Bertolo, has a reference to the Donner-Reed Trail through the
The California State
Parks page about Donner Memorial State Park.
Erick Studenicka's article about the
Museum at Donner Memorial State Park, on Tahoe.com.
The Dogtown Territorial
Quarterly contains a variety of articles about California history, including
the Special Collector's Issue No. 26 on the Donner Party.
The Denton Family Genealogy has information about
John Denton by Doris
Read two letters from
Rhoads, member of the First Relief, on Mike and Katie's homepage.
Author and photographer
McLaughlin has researched the weather conditions that confronted the
Donner Party, and also written about Tamsen Donner and the archaeological
findings from the excavations at the Alder Creek site.
Barbara Barte's article on the
Tahoe News Network on Tahoe.com includes a listing of books and videos
on sale at the Donner Memorial State Park museum.
The Truckee-Donner Historical
Society, which preserves the history of the Truckee area.
Read Horn's Overland Guide, published in 1852, at the
Railroad Photographic History Museum. The Overland Route traveled
much of the same route as the Trail of '46.
A bibliography of the California
Trail and the Donner Party compiled by Frank Brusca on his excellent,
award-winning site "Route 40-National Road."
Diana Harrison has written about a possible encounter between Reed and Eddy
and the Paiutes, in The
Donner Party vs. The Paiutes in The OCB Tracker, California's Native
Nevada County Gold Online preserves the
history of Nevada County.
Click here for the
Donner Online web scrapbook (from Pacific Bell). You research the
Donner Party on the web, and create a hypertext scrapbook.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer story about Bill Pugsley, 52, of Reno, Nevada,
who followed the route of the Donner Party on foot from the Little Sandy,
Wyoming, to Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee, California during the
Hastings Tribune story about a Donner Party descendant reunion in Alma,
Sacrament Bee story about the family reunions held at Donner Memorial
State Park, which included talks by Kristin Johnson.
Visit these other sites for general history information.
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If you are interested in biographies and diaries, visit Kenneth P Lanxner's
website Lives, the Biography
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