This Day In History - Donner Party Rescued 1847

Donner Party Rescued 1847

Friday, February 19, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Event Location

Donner Lake, Truckee, CA, United States