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HISTORY OF THE DONNER PARTY: A TRAGEDY OF THE SIERRA C.F. McGlashan 1934 Hardcover DJ Fine
By McGlashan, C.F.
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San Francisco, T.C. Wohlbruck, 1934 reprint, "New Edition -Illustrated". 234 pp, b/w historical photos. Gold cloth pictorial hardcover. Fine. 

McGlashan was born in Wisconsin and was only two years old when his family came to California, making him a contemporary in age and experience with the younger children in the Donner party. He settled in Truckee, California in 1871 where he became an attorney, a publisher, writer and an inventor. His book was by far the most informed account of its time of the Donner Party. It was the first serious attempt to consult authoritative sources, weigh evidence, collect detached episodes into an organized whole, and extend the story of the Donner Party from a sensational incident to an important chapter in California history. 


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