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Donner Party Redefined

         The Donner Party was a group of people that had many problems; following false short cuts, looking for directions from strangers, and the huge gaffe when they decided to go through in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 656 more words


11.11.16 Donner Party Movie Script

I have started writing a movie script about one of the most famous and tragic events of the American westward migration movement of the 1840’s, the ill-fated Donner Party. 2,667 more words

The Everyday Grind

New WIP - All That Glitters - With STEAM

I’m excited to move forward with my new middle grade historical fiction work in progress, tentatively titled, All That Glitters. Yesterday I visited Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, the final resting place for several people from the Donner party, including Virginia Reed, who was thirteen when she came West with her mother, stepfather, and siblings. 397 more words

Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Extreme Survival Depicted in Donner Party, Questions and Answers with Greg Porter

Before we get into the Donner Party game itself, tell us a little about your background in tabletop games.

I’m mostly into role-playing games as my business (BTRC.net), but I’ve been playing board games of all sorts as far back as ASL and Star Fleet Battles. 1,496 more words


Governor Boggs Survived the Donner Party

Not only did Governor Lilburn Boggs survive the Donner Party, he nearly had me killed, though he was long dead by the time I was born. 13 more words

Desperate Measures

Squeeze the marrow

from bones human

fragments found with

cut marks curious

what survival entails

kept awake seven

days kept hungry

for eleven seams

begin peeling combs… 6 more words