The Donner Party Pt. 3: Journey’s End

av Survival | Publicerades 9/9/2019

January 1847. Fed by the remains of their friends and family, the surviving members of the Forlorn Hope managed to get through the snow and reach civilization. But with the Mexican-American war still raging throughout California, able-bodied men and supplies for a rescue are hard to find. Will the scant rescue parties be able to save the Donner Party from their snowbound fate?

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