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Why Did The Donner Party Fail? How Quickly Will Our Civilized Veneer Disappear?

“I wish I could cry, but I cannot. If I could forget the tragedy, perhaps I would know how to cry again.” Mary Graves. Survivor, the ‘Donner Party’ 347 more words

Write It Forward

Cannibal! The Mythology


I remember sitting in Outback when my brother first made a joke similar to the one depicted in the meme above. Being me, I had to know what the Donner Party was. 1,782 more words

Magic Tree House: The Next Generation

by Annie Warner

Let’s start off with a little personal anecdote: the first chapter book I ever read was a Magic Tree House book, so they hold a special place in my heart. 379 more words


Ben talks Halloween: 4 true stories more horrific than horror films

Sometimes we need to look no further than history for horror stories and unsettling mysteries. All the events in this blog are true and historically accurate. 1,367 more words


Pilot Peak Selfie

Work often takes me to or near historically significant landmarks, such as Pilot Peak in Elko County, Nevada. The natural thing to do is to whip out the ol’ phone and snap a selfie. 122 more words


Blog Tour - The Indifferent Stars Above

Title – The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride

Author: Daniel James Brown

2009 – Nonfiction

Rating – 4/5

Source – TLC Book Tours… 611 more words




 Paperback: 376 pages
 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (September 22, 2015)

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. 746 more words