Manage episode 322812725 series 3109444
Only half of the Donner-Reed party survived that horrible winter at Truckee Lake and Alder Creek and most of them were women and girls. Those that did survive went on to create a good life for themself in California. Most achieved their goals and obtained land, opportunities, and prosperity. That horrible winter shadowed them and made them famous insofar as fame existed at that time. Still, they did not let it rule their lives. Each survivor had their own life to live and outside of their family, they did not keep in touch with one another.
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