Shelter From the Storm

Shelter From the Storm (HM2EBA)

Location: Truckee, CA 96161 Nevada County
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N 39° 22.612', W 120° 10.741'

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With threatening weather overhead, the Donners quickly set up camp. Crowded into inadequate shelters, these desperate people watched it snow.
As the snow got deeper, it wiped out all hope of leaving before spring.

People (age) at Alder Creek
George Donner (62)
Tamzene Donner (45)
Elitha Donner (14) - survived
Leanna Donner (12) - survived
Frances Donner (6) - survived
Georgia Donner (4) - survived
Eliza Donner (3) - survived

Dorothea Wolfinger (19) - survived
(widowed while crossing the desert - befriended by the Donners)

Jacob Donner (56)
(George's Brother)
Elizabeth Donner (40)
Solomon Hook (14) - survived
William Hook (12)
George Donner, Jr. (9) - survived
Mary Donner (7) - survived
Isaac Donner (5)
Samuel Donner (4)
Lewis Donner (3)

Teamsters and single men
John Baptiste Trudeau (16) - survived
Noah James (16) - survived
Antonio (23)
James Smith (25)
John Denton (28)
Joseph Reinhardt (30)
Samuel Shoemaker (25)

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We camped by a tall pine tree, we cut poles and stood them up around the tree and cut brush around the tree to serve until we could build a house. But the snow came and that was all we had with our tents.
Elitha Donner Wilder

(14 years old during the winter of 1846-47)
Placed ByTahoe National Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 742992 N 4362395
Decimal Degrees39.37686667, -120.17901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.612', W 120° 10.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 36.72" N, 120° 10' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12893 CA-89, Truckee CA 96161, US
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