Inscription. The face of this rock formed the north end and the fireplace of the Murphy cabin. General Stephan W. Kearny, on June 22, 1847, buried, under the middle of the cabin the bodies found in the vicinity. Following is a complete list of the members of the Donner Party who occupied the various cabins and tents.
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2008
|1. Donner Party Marker|
Column 1 – Deceased:
George Donner, Tamsen Donner, Jacob Donner, Elizabeth Donner, Isaac Donner, Lewis Donner, Samuel Donner, Sarah Keyes, Luke Halloran, John Snyder, Mr. Wolfinger, Mr. Hardcoop, William M. Pike, Baylis Williams, Samuel Shoemaker, Joseph Rhinehart, James Smith, Charles T. Stanton, Patrick Dolan, Jay Fosdick, Charles Burger
Column 2 – Deceased
Lavina Murphy, John L. Murphy, Lemuel B. Murphy, Catherine Pike, George Foster, James Eddy, Eleanor Eddy, Franklin W. Graves, Elizabeth Graves, F. W. Graves, Jr., John Denton, William Hock, Ada Keseberg, Lewis Keseberg, Jr., Augustus Spitzer, Harriet McCutcheon, Margaret Eddy, Antoine, Lewis, Salvador, Milton Elliot
Column 3 – Survived
Elitha C. Donner, Leanna Donner, Frances E. Donner, Georgia A. Donner, Eliza P. Donner, George Donner, Jr., Mary M. Donner, Solomon Hook, James F. Reed, Margaret W. Reed, Virginia E. Reed, James F. Reed, Jr., Martha F. (Patty) Reed, Thomas
K. Reed, Mary M. Murphy, William C. Murphy, Simon P. Murphy, Walter Herron, John Baptiste, Amanda M. McCutcheon, William McCutcheon, William H. Eddy, Eliza Williams, Noah James
By Syd Whittle, September 20, 2008
|2. Murphy Cabin Rock and Marker|
Column 4 – Survived
Patrick Breen, Margaret Breen, John Breen, Edward J. Breen, Patrick Breen, Jr., Simon P. Breen, James F. Breen, Peter Breen, Isabella M. Breen, Mary A. Graves, William C. Graves, Eleanor Graves, Lovina Graves, Nancy Graves, Jonathon B. Graves, Elizabeth Graves, Jr., Wm. N. Foster, Sarah A. C. Foster, Harriet F. Pike, Naomi L. Pike, Lewis Keseberg, Phillipine Keseberg, Sarah Fosdick, Mrs. Wolfinger
Erected 1919 by The Historic Landmarks Commission Native Sons of the Golden West 1919 L. DeRome.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 19.482′ N, 120° 14.28′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Click for map. Marker is located on the Nature Trail, about 200 yards south of the museum building at the Donner Memorial State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee CA 96160, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. A different marker also named Donner Party (within shouting distance of this marker); Schallenberger Cabin Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rocking Stone (approx. 2.7 miles away); World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. 2.8 miles away); Truckee (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Wagons Across the Sierras (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
Regarding Donner Party. Also See: Other Donner Party marker listed in Nearby markers and the Elitha Cumi Donner-Wilder marker located in Sacramento County, California
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Donner Party Markers at both ends of their trail.
Also see . . .
1. Donner Party Diary. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. New Light on the Donner Party. Comprehensive web site with biographical, genealogical, and documentary resources. See "Myths and Mysteries" page for a discussion of the inaccuracies in the text of this marker. (Submitted on September 20, 2008.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 4,080 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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