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The Cannibal Taboo

I remember seeing an old Harvard Lampoon magazine that did a cover on the Ladies Home Journal. One of the articles was titled “Why People Secretly Fear Murderers” Well, that’s obvious, I thought…because there’s a reasonable chance the murderer may murder you next. 675 more words

Sutter's Fort

Sometimes to teach brainstorming in a college composition class, I will ask students to make a list of what there is to do in Sacramento.  After the initial complaints that there is nothing to do in this valley beyond shopping and eating and — homework, they begin to think of all of the activities related to our two rivers and climate.   70 more words


Non-Newbery: The Donner Dinner Party

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4/5

Because I work at a university whose primary focus is on education, the library has a substantial children’s book collection. I spotted Donner Dinner Party on the new books shelf and couldn’t resist. 339 more words

Book Review

How the Donner Party inspired food packaging - Engineer Guy

Watch as the Engineer Guy explains how the Donner Party tragedy inspired food packaging that has evolved into today!


5 Books That Make You Glad to Be Where You Are

Non-Fiction November is in full swing. This second week is hosted by Leslie of Regular Rumination, and the topic is Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert. 441 more words


Trip to the USA Truckee - Donner Lake

In Truckee California, which is 32 miles from Reno, there is a lake called “Donner Lake” which wad named after old pioneer “Donner Party”.

Donner Lake… formerly called Truckee lake… 283 more words

Photography...N. America

History of the Donner Party

History of the Donner Party, by Charles Fayette McGlashan

A Tragedy of the Sierra

Published 1879
Revised edition 1880