Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies

Donner Party

January 23, 2019
Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies
Donner Party
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Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies
Donner Party
Jan 23, 2019
Skye & Cuyler
Skye explores the dark history of the Donner Party and the events leading up the tragic events.
Show Notes

In the 1800s, pioneers fled to the west coast in search of a better life. The trek was hard and grueling resulting in many deaths. The most notorious incident associated with this time is the tragedy of the Donner Party. The Donner Party attempted to make it to California from Illinois using an untested shortcut which resulted in them becoming stranded in the Sierra Nevada starving and dying which resulted in cannibalism. In this episode, Skye discusses the events leading up the tragedy and the terrible conditions that the Donner party faced during the journey.

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