The Donner Family

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  1. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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  3. lynie

    lynie New Member

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    Hi Michelle!

    I too have always been facinated by this story...but then I really enjoy reading about the pioneers and history.

    Several years ago my husband and I were at Lake Tahoe and went to the Donner museum...it is in Truckee, not far from North Lake. Anyway, it seems to me that at the museum it does not really talk about the Donner family in particular being the cannabals, but some of the others that were travelling in their group. I know that in several of the diaries/journals it is mentioned, but not even to the extent that has been talked about.

    It is a beautiful area but still today when a blizzard comes through is very unforgiving!

    lynie
     
  4. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    ever since i was a kid i have been interested in this family and the whole thing surrounding them, i also read a book with there journals and all that stuff it was very interesting....
     
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    My half brother's paternal grandmother was a descendant of the Donner's. Her maiden name was Donner. I do not know all the details of the relationship but my sister is currently doing a lot of geneological research and, hopefully, she will figure it all out.

    I often tease my brother when he expresses he is hungry by stepping back and saying "Don't look at me!". It depends on his mood whether he thinks it is funny or not. :cool:
     
  6. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    lol..........yea i guess i wouldnt say that if he was really mad...
     

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