Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1918 by The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. June 6, 1918. (Marker Number 134.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden marker series.
Location. 39° 19.431′ N, 120° 13.863′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from 12593 Donner Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Donner Memorial State Park, northeast of the museum building. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schallenberger Cabin Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Donner Party (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gateway Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rocking Stone (approx. 2.3 miles away); World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Truckee Jail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. 2˝ miles away); Truckee (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the back of the monument
This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.134)
Regarding Donner Party. Nowhere is there a more stirring account of the American Pioneer spirit than the history of the Donner Party, who emigrated to California in 1846-47. This party of eighty-nine men, women and children suffered unbelievable hardships, and death to almost half their group, in their quest to settle in California. They chose a "shortcut" on their way to California that cost them time and half their cattle and oxen. An early winter,
Source: Discover California By Geo.& Jan Roberts
Also see: Elitha Cumi Donner-Wilder marker 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. The Donner Party Diary. In addition to telling the full story of the Donner Party this site has links to other Donner Party Web Sites (Submitted on September 19, 2008.)
2. Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco: The Donner Party. (Submitted on September 19, 2008.)
1. National Historic Landmark Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
In the winter of 1846-47, a group of 89 California-bound emigrants led by Jacob and George Donner was trapped by the heavy snows of the High Sierra. Bitter cold and dwindling food supplies reduced the wagon
— Submitted November 30, 2008.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 5,446 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 9. submitted on January 26, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.