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Donner Party remembered in California and Utah

Published October 12, 2011 1:26 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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.

The Donner Party may have reached tragedy in California, but many say their real problems began in Utah.

But the Beehive State has not forgotten its role in this piece of history. Markers and trails in Utah commemorating the Donner Party can be found or hiked.

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: @UtahHikes