History of the Donner Party by C. F. McGlashan 1931

History of the Donner Party by C. F. McGlashan 1931


HISTORY OF THE DONNER PARTY: A Tragedy of the Sierra. By C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan, Published by T. C. Wohlbruck, Truckee, CA, 1931.


Originally published in 1880. The name of the Donner Party has come to symbolize the struggle of all pioneers, for the Donner experiences were the acme of horror, despair, and suffering. This chronicle is a towering tribute to the band of 89 emigrants who headed their wagons westward and struggled over deserts and the High Sierra toward California during the rugged winter of 1846-47. The most harrowing of all overland disasters.


McGlashan was a contemporary of the Donner Party's children. From the many survivors of the expedition whom he knew and interviewed, from a personal knowledge of the route followed, from more than a thousand letters written to him by survivors, and from consultations with still-living authors of older works on the subject. McGlashan was able to verify the facts and write a book from the point of view of the survivors themselves.


Light blue stapled cover with black title & cover art. Sunned spine with just mild cover foxing. Secure binding with clean pages. About 7-3/4 x 5-1/4 with 234 pages. New Edition. Illustrated.


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