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4/14/1846

Nine wagons carrying 15 men, 8 women, and 16 children depart from Springfield for California. George and Tamsen Donner, Jacob and Elizabeth Donner, and James and Margaret Reed all formed the nucleus of the group that would be known as the Donner-Reed Party. The wagon train was joined by others and became stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in early November by some 10' of snow near Truckee Lake. Only 48 of the 87 travelers stranded would make it to California.

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Storytime at the Cabin

Glen Carbon Library

Event date: 3/23/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event

Storytime at the Cabin, Saturday, March 23 at 10am

Cozy up at Yanda Log Cabin while listening to stories, singing songs, and making a simple craft. Storytime is planned for Pre-K to Kindergarten-age kiddos, but kids of all ages are welcome!

This program was made possible through a partnership with the Heritage Museum. Glen Carbon Heritage Museum <gcmuseum+glen-carbon.il.us@ccsend.com>  

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