Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Donner Party film clip

Check out this newly available clip from the film The Donner Party. Franklin Ward Graves goes bugeye crazy and takes his son-in-law down. And pipe the snowshoes -- guess the Forlorn Hope did their outfitting at Cabela's. "We don't need no stinkin' oxbows..."


Identify three errors in the following blurb:

Based on the harrowing true story, The Donner Party picks up after William Hastings steers a group, nicknamed "Forlorn Hope," off course by promising a shorter route to California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains."
First one to answer correctly gets a vintage postcard with a Donner Party theme.


Eric Baumgartner said...

Hi, Kristin:

(1) Hastings' first name was Lansford, not William.
(2) The group that he led astry was not the "Forlorn Hope," but the Donner Party, of course.
(3) Hastings steered them to a shortcut through the Wasatch and across the Utah salt desert.

Kristin Johnson said...


You know, I wondered if anyone would respond at all, and ka-whambo! There's a correct reply already. Congrats!