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Evening with the Donner Party

3559 College Ave., Alton, IL 62002

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Red Diamonds

Discover the true story of the Donner Party, which left Springfield, Illinois, in the spring of 1846 and traveled by wagon across the country to the California. Most of us know how the story ends – with cannibalism in the mountains – but we don’t know the events that led them to that point, the horrific occurrences that left them stranded at Truckee Lake, the daring rescue attempts, the desperate starvation that led to the eating of human flesh, and finally, the hauntings they left behind.


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