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  •  The Donner party (0+ / 0-)

    Were idiots.  Coming out unprepared in the winter was the height of buffoonery.  That part of the state is even now a virtual smorgasbord for those with even basic hunting skills in the winter.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:37:53 PM PST

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    •  It wasn't so much (1+ / 0-)
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      the "party" but rather, the wagon master (and guide ) who directed the party toward a short cut that would take weeks off their travels.  The short cut, however, was only available in  non-winter conditions.  An early snowstorm sealed the fate of a group of people that had few, if any, survival skills.

      "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:54:57 PM PST

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