Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today's anniversaries

One hundred sixty-two years ago today, on February 19, 1847, the first relief party reached Donner Lake, a factoid which appears in several "on this day in history" features, including Chase's Calendar of Events,, and in a number of blogs. It's gratifying to see so much recognition of this event, and amusing to read some of the comments

By an interesting coincidence, today is also the anniversary of the death of Eliza Donner Houghton, who died in 1921 at the age of 78 (a fact noted by at least one other blogger). She's buried in the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

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