AVA19387VNB1 - 1994
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 Nevada.
Producer: Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service,
Tahoe National Forest
DOWNLOAD (Divx as multi-part rar-file, 28:45)
Part 1 (95 MB)
Part 2 (95 MB)
Part 3 (95 MB)
Part 4 (55 MB)
NOTE: You'll need a program like WinZip, WinRar or similar to extract/combine parts.
Public Domain (and downloadable) Literature:
The fate of the Donner Party was also dramatised for Episode #09
of the 1935 radio series "Frontier Fighters" -
DOWNLOAD THAT EPISODE (32 kbps mp3, 3.26 MB, 14:14)
or download and listen to the complete series
(134.2 MB zip-file) at archive.org.
"Insight", KXJZ, Sacramento, CA, October 30, 2006
"Insight", KXJZ, Sacramento, CA, March 24, 2008
Patrick Breen's diary, in its entirety, at the Academy of Pacific Coast History
Daily Diary of the Donner Party (from primary sources), compiled by Daniel M. Rosen
PBS American Experience - watch online