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Hikers hit the trail to recreate the Donner Party near Truckee, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2011. Photo courtesy of Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.
Donner Party remembered in California and Utah

It's not the brightest chapter in the history of the West, but it is one of the best known.

And that was good enough for a group of hikers who on Saturday followed the path of the Donner Party near Truckee, Calif.

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The Donner Party may have reached tragedy in California, but many say their href="http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=9443306&itype=NGPSID&keyword=donner+party&qtype=all" target="_blank">real problems began in Utah.

But the Beehive State has not forgotten its role in this piece of history. Markers and href="http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=12130260&itype=storyID&keyword=donner+party&sdate=2010-10-12&edate=2011-10-12&qtype=all" target="_blank">trails in Utah commemorating the Donner Party can be found or hiked.

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