Donner Party Artifacts

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Labor Day Weekend, 2009 - We visited the Donner Party site while camping in Lake Tahoe. Each of us remember learning about the grisly tale at some point in our youth. It was a sobering visit which we of course attempted to soften with some gallows humor. It is impossible to grasp how much tougher the generations of our forebears were than we are now.