Donner Party 2006
Announcing a new book and two upcoming events.
Frankye Craig of Reno, Nevada, announces the publication of her new
The Fateful Journey of Tamsen Donner. "Tamsen Donner relates
the story of her family's disastrous journey from Illinois to the
terrible entrapment in the snow-covered mountains of the Sierra."
This fall Ms. Craig will host a cross-country bus tour and a symposium to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Donner Party's journey. Anyone interested in the Donner Party is welcome to attend -- history buffs, descendants of Donner Party members and their rescuers, authors, educators, students.
The 2006 Donner Party Tour will begin October 6, 2006, in Independence, Missouri, and approximate the Donner Party's route across Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and into California. The tour will end at Donner Lake on October 13, just in time for the Commemoration (below). On-board guides will be Frank Mullen, Ross Marshall, and Kristin Johnson.
Commemoration and Symposium
Following the bus tour the 2006 Donner Party Commemoration and symposium will be held at the Boomtown Hotel in Verdi, Nevada. Tables will be provided for authors who want to sell their books.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Morning: Bus tours, with on-board guides, of the route from Verdi to Alder Creek, visit to Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Pass. Cost for the bus tour is an additional $10 per person, on a space available basis.
3:00 p.m.. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar at the Convention Center
6:00 p.m. – Banquet Dinner
Bus tour: $1,995 per
person, double occupancy. Price includes meals, lodging, excursions,
admissions, and also includes the 2006 Commemoration.
To register or request more information, contact Frankye Craig, email FrankyeEBD@aol.com, phone 775-747-1139, cell 775-772-8770. Space is limited on the bus tour, so please register right away.
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