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The Donner Party Tragedy

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The saga of the Donner Party is a tragic icon of the American West. Learn from a nationally recognized expert and author the inside story of these doomed pioneers’ 2,000-mile trek and their entrapment in the Sierra. Then walk in their footsteps during a field trip to Donner Memorial Park and the nearby Alder Creek camp, the site of this tale of heroism, horror and cannibalism that took place 172 years ago.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center
  Donner State Park.

Instructor : Frank Mullen 



Please read:  Students are encouraged to read articles and books or view video on the Donner Party prior to class.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018 Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Reno, TMCC Meadowood Center  Map Frank Mullen 
10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018 Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Truckee, Donner State Park  Map Frank Mullen