Verdi in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This trail was later used by the ill-fated Donner Party in 1846 and by Gold Rush pioneers after 1848 and is marked on either side of Dog Valley Road, west of this marker. In the terrible winter of 1846-47, the Donner Party was entrapped by a series of snowstorms at what is now Donner Lake and at a campsite at Alder Creek. Of the 81 men, women, and children at the high camps only 46 reached their destination in the California settlements. Some survivors resorted to cannibalism to stay alive.
Location. 39° 31.475′ N, 120° 0.122′ W. Marker is in Verdi, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Henness Pass Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Von Schmidt Monument Historic Park at the Nevada-California border. Although the park is actually on the California side of the border, the park is just outside the town of Verdi,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Von Schmidt (here, next to this marker); Henness Pass Road (here, next to this marker); Overview (here, next to this marker); The Town of Crystal Peak (here, next to this marker); Verdi Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crystal Peak Toll Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Verdi (approx. ¾ mile away); The Great Train Robbery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Verdi.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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