In 1846 in Springfield, Illinois, the Donner family teams up with the Reed family to form the core of a caravan that will travel to the rich farmland of California. The problem is, they’re already late. They soon discover that they’re among the very last travelers to begin the journey to the West, and the hardships begin almost immediately.
This is Part 1 in a series about "The Donner Party" on Legends of the Old West, written by Julia Bricklin and narrated by Chris Wimmer.
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