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Dutch Flat Road

The Dutch Flat road tolls that were collected help pay for the building of the railroad over Donner Pass. Hear more about it on the Summit Canyon hike!

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Today in history

July 31, 1846

The Donner Party leaves Fort Bridger heading onto Hastings Cutoff. This morning they set off on the shortcut. Find out more and join us in October!

Lake Angela

Come join us as we step back in time. This image is from Lake Angela which you will pass by in our High Sierra Lakes hike on Saturday October 4th.

Speaker Mark McLaughlin

This year’s speaker will be Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin. He is an award-winning, nationally published author and professional speaker with six books and more than 650 articles in print.

Educated as a geographer and historian at the University of Nevada, Reno, Mark has received the Nevada State Press award five times. He has appeared on […]

Elijah Stephens

Elijah Stephens, captain of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party, guided the first wagon train over the Sierra. To find out more, come join us October 4-5! Stephens

New Partnership

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Donner Summit Historical Society.
Their purpose “is to offer lectures, seminars, and field trips that will help the community learn the history of Donner Summit and the surrounding area, and to collect and display artifacts relative to the history, and to carry on other educational and charitable […]