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Today in History: The Donner Party

Posted by Gilbert Stack on May 12, 2018 at 6:10 AM

On this day (May 12) in 1846, the Donner Party left Independence, Missouri with no idea that they were about to become one of the most horrifying of American legends. Before the year was out, they would take an ill-advised short cut, be trapped by snow in the mountains, and resort to eating their dead to survive.

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