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Near Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Donner Camp Site

 
 
Donner Camp Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Donner Camp Site Marker
Inscription. On October 28, 1846 the six covered wagons brought west by George and Jacob Donner and their families halted here for repairs. By March of 1847 one half of the party of 22 adults and children had died of starvation and cold. They came west seeking a new life and found misery and death.
 
Erected 1960 by Wm. M. Stewart Chapter - ECV, Nevada Co. Historical Society, Tahoe National Forest – USFS, Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce, N.D.G.W. Imogene Chapter 134, Sierraville.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.607′ N, 120° 10.736′ W. Marker is near Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 89 3.5 miles north of Interstate 80, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the interpretive trail approximately .2 mile from the parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sierra Mountain Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away);
Donner Camp Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Donner Camp Site and Marker
First Log Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (approx. 3.3 miles away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Truckee Jail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rocking Stone (approx. 3.4 miles away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Donner Campsite. History, information, and photos of the campsite at Alder Creek. (Submitted on October 23, 2012.) 

2. The Donner Party. The PBS American Experience production. (Submitted on October 23, 2012.) 
 
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Donner Camp Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Donner Camp Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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