Monday, January 21, 2013

I'm ba-a-ack!

It's been over a year since I last posted, but it's not for lack of things to post about or lack of interest in the Donner Party. During my sabbatical of wrestling with boring offline, real life stuff, I've continued to research and correspond about the Donners, so I have a lot of news to share about all sorts of events, places, and people. For example (in no particular order):

  * John Snyder's grave
  * French book about Mary Graves
  * Canadian article about John Baptiste Trudeau
  * Selim Woodworth
  * Charles Cady
  * California Trail Interpretive Center
  * Threat to Hastings Cutoff
  * Patty Reed descendants
  * Genealogy
  * Article by Elitha Donner Wilder descendant
  * Donner Party songs
  * Donner Party musical (!)
  * and more

Over the next weeks I'll be writing about these and other topics -- stay tuned!


K Dunn said...

I can't wait!
Very happy to know you've been finding new info.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I find your website very interesting, thanks!

Rachael Llouise Stone said...

Hi so random a friend of mine bought this folder at a yard sale it has a really old pic of the Donner family and 4 other really old pics with two letters I think r unrelated postmarked 1902 also 3 old baggage claim looking paper with what lokks like blood all over all 3. I don't know what to do with this stuff its very interesting any suggestions?

Kristin Johnson said...

Hi, Rachael --

Wow, it sounds really interesting! If you could email some scans or photos to me at, I'd be happy to take a look at them and make some suggestions. What does your friend want to do with them? Let me know!