Saturday October 8 we will have a fundraiser for the Sierra State Park Foundation at the Donner Memorial State Park. Greg Palmer will talk about the Lost Party. The story of the first wagons over the Sierra Nevada- the Stephens Townsend Murphy Party who successfully crossed Donner PassĀ in 1844.

Greg Palmer has years of experience guiding youngsters and history buffs link in area history. The lost party is a story of the first wagons that came over the Sierra Nevada. The participants became the core of California development. This small wagon party made up of men, women and children became the first pioneers to successfully take their wagons over the the first practical wagon route to California.