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[The Donner Party](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party) wiki (source for photo and info)
The Donner Party was a group of American pioneers that set out for California in a wagon train in May 1846. They were delayed by a series of mishaps and mistakes, and spent the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. The party has come to popular attention due to some of the pioneers resorting to cannibalism to survive.
That last sentence put the fear of god in me
Holy sweet hell, I read the book and this photo is wild. Highly recommend reading about this. Settling the American West wasn’t a picnic
Damn. I’ve read a few different things about them but I’ve never seen this pic before, really puts things in perspective.