Across the Plains in the Donner Party
a personal narrative of the overland trip to California, 1846-47
historical reprint from VistaBooks
by Virginia Reed Murphy.
Virginia was 12 years old when her family left Springfield, Illinois to trek across the plains to California, their intended new home, along with 25 fellow emigrants. Along the way, her grandmother died, her pony had to be left, her family lost their oxen and had to abandon a wagon with their possessions, her stepfather killed a man and was banished from the train, and then she and her group were trapped in snows at the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada crest at and near what is now Donner Lake and Truckee, California. As a result, 13 of those who started with her in Springfield, and 29 more who joined her along the way, never did cross those mountains. Here is the little girl's story, written by her later as an adult, now a part of the American epic of winning the West.
Reprinted from Century Magazine with illustrations added from Frederic Remington and others. 64 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-89646-099-7. Order #: VIST0099 paper$7.95.
Sample pages and illustrations from Across the Plains in the Donner Party:
To bre added.
to Lake Tahoe page
to National Parks Page
to California/Nevada page
to Frederic Remington page
to Western Americana page
to Master Title List--by alpha
to VistaBooks Home/Contents or use links in sidebars
or return to prior page with browser back arrow
This "VistaBooks: Across the Plains in the Donner Party" page was last modified December 8, 2022. Did you come here from a link on another website? For latest version of this page, click or copy to your browser: https://www.vistabooks.com/Titles/vistpubs0099.html. Copyright © 2022 VistaBooks LLC.
Need help? email. We want you to find what you want to find.
END OF VISTABOOKS "Across the Plains in the Donner Party" PAGE
Thanks for looking!