On this day in history 2/19

The_Donner_Party_Monument

The Donner Party was rescued on this day in 1847. Surviving members of the ill-fated Donner Party, a group of pioneers snowbound in a Sierra Nevada mountain pass for almost four months, are finally located by a rescue party. Harrowing tales follow, including accounts of cannibalism.

Featured image courtesy of Miguel Stanley, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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