This is a hardcover book, The Archaeology of The Donner Party, by Donald L Hardesty. It’s a history of the famous Donner party’s journey to California which ended in tragedy in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Accounts were taken from diaries of survivors and reports written by others.
After the opening of the California Trail in 1841 hundreds of immigrants traveled across the plains to what is now California, Utah and Oregon. Excerpt - “The events that took place in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847 have become an icon of the westward movement.” Although true, there were also other parties who met with disaster in their respective journeys. The memory of these historical expeditions to the west reflects in the modern culture of the region today. Photographs of interesting artifacts are included in the book.
Copyright 1997 and published by The University of Nevada Press Reno, Nevada. The condition is very good. There is a paper jacket with plastic protector. These covers have some fraying to the top corner of the binding. There is a pencil note of the former book price on the inside cover page. The binding is tight and the pages are clean and unblemished.
The book size is 9.5” by 6.5” by 0.75”. Weight is 1.0 lb. Most books ship free within the contiguous U.S. states, Alaska and Hawaii.
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