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All the Mistakes That Doomed the Donner Party

All the Mistakes That Doomed the Donner Party

[MUSIC PLAYING] The westward expansion around the time of the California Gold Rush saw a gaggle of pioneers and immigrants moving out west to seek a better life, but the most infamous of these, the Donner Party, ended in people eating other people, and is often known as the most gruesome tale of westward travel …