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Across the plains in the Donner Party

Virginia Reed Murphy

Across the plains in the Donner Party

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Published by Lewis Osborne in Palo Alto, California .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murphy, Virginia Reed, -- b. 1834? -- Travel -- West (U.S.),
  • Donner Party.,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Virginia Reed Murphy ; with a foreword by George R. Stewart.
    ContributionsStewart, George Rippey, 1895-1980.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination55, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22999248M

    Drivers were forced to lock the wheels of their wagons to prevent them from rolling down steep inclines. John Marsh on on April 3 : Capt. There were tears in other eyes than those of children; strong men sat down and wept. Jan 30, 10 Things You Should Know About the Donner Party Explore 10 key facts about one of the most gruesome episodes from the era of westward expansion. He advised my father to go to Yerba Buena, now San Francisco, and make his case known to the naval officer in command.

    The members of the Donner party then held a council to decide upon the fate of my father, while we anxiously awaited the verdict. Hides are the only article we depend on; we have a little meat yet. This was no easy task when you take into consideration that in these wagons were women and children, who could cross the rapid river in no other way. John Denton not well.

    Daughter Eleanor, 15, was rescued by the First Relief. It was a sad parting — a fearful struggle. Their famished faces told the story. What language can express our feelings?


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Across the plains in the Donner Party book

March 13, Eddy and Foster arrive at the lake and find that their sons, James and George, have died. Thawing a little in the sun. The danger was that any attempt to get out might bring an avalanche upon us, but finally steps were carefully made and we reached the surface.

They loaded their wagons with the possessions they could carry, and sold the rest to start a new life in California. The men wearing snow-shoes broke the way and we followed in their tracks. Patrick Breen's diary: "1 Solitary Indian passed by yesterday, come from the lake; had a heavy pack on his back; gave me 5 or 6 roots resembling Onions in shape, taste some like a sweet potato, all full of little tough fibers.

December 30, About this date, the Forlorn Hope's human meat is gone. The horrible details of the Donner camp have never been correetly told, and it is proper that they never should be.

I was very fond of kneeling by the side of Mr. After laying him out, his wife Tamsen sets out to cross the mountains. The oxen began to die, and their carcasses were frozen and stacked. Keyes, tried to dissuade her from the long and fatiguing journey, but in vain; she would not be parted from my mother, who was her only daughter.

Second Relief: After spending several days drying meat at Johnson's Ranch, Reed's party sets out for the mountains. My father with tears in his eyes tried to smile as one friend after another grasped his hand in a last farewell. The Donners were not with us when my father was banished, but were several days in advance of our train.

Donner for her money. This may indicate that Miller did not leave Springfield with the Reeds and Donners on April 14, the start date given by Virginia Reed and confirmed by the Sangamo Journal article. Hastings stayed at the fort to persuade travelers to turn south on his route. His wife Elizabeth, 47, was taken out by the Second Relief, but abandoned at Starved Camp, where she died during the first week of March, I can see him now, as he knelt over Snyder, trying to stanch the wound, while the blood from the gashes in his own head, trickling down his face, mingled with that of the dying man.

The statistics were first analyzed by J.

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The Breens were the only Catholic family in the Donner party and prayers were said aloud regularly in that cabin night and morning. Eldest daughter, Sarah, 22, survived the Snowshoe Party.

Milt [is] here to day [and] says Mrs Reid has to get a hide from Mrs. October 28, James Reed arrives at Sutter's Fort.Across the Plains in the Donner Party. By: The book is NOT about the Donner party, but about the Reed family that set out with them. The Donner party was a couple of days ahead of the Reeds and did not stay with them when they were stranded during the winter.

If you are looking for tales of cannibalism, you won't find them here. The story of the Donner Party is very much the story of James F.

Across The Plains In The Donner Party

Reed's family, not simply because the Reeds were prominent members, but because they left much documentary evidence: diaries, memoirs, correspondence and letters written en route and interviews shortly after the disaster. Across the Plains in the Donner Party.

by Virginia. Get this from a library! Across the plains in the Donner Party. [Virginia Reed Murphy; James Frazier Reed; Karen Zeinert] -- In the winter ofthe Donner party became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountains on their way to California.

Virginia Reed, a. The Donner Party (sometimes called the Donner–Reed Party) was a group of American pioneers who migrated to California in a wagon train from the Midwest.

Delayed by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of –47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Some graphics contained in the book were provided by the Truckee Donner Historical Society. By: Roger Huff Published by Write Aweigh 80 pages $ Spiral bound Paperback.

Select Price: Across The Plains In The Donner Party A personal narrative of the overland trip to California With illustrations by Frederic Remington and others. Across the Plains in the Donner Party by Karen Zeinert. Read online, or download in secure PDF format This tragic story of Virginia Reed’s journey west is told through her memoirs of the twelve years old girl, with supplementary accounts based on her father's letters and the diary of another traveller.