Heirlooms for 2017
January, '17: The Donner Party and Donner Summit Pt. II 170 Years Ago This Month; In the Museum – new feature; Archives of the DSHS; Snow Buries Limited - January 1936; The Emigrant’s Guide – book review – what led the Donner Party astray; Then and Now with Art Clark; Odds & Ends of Donner Summit – the Sugar Bowl Gondola
February, ’17: The Donner Party and Donner Summit Pt III 170 Years Ago This Month; 150 Years Ago on Donner Summit; Across Donner Summit on a Horse on Snowshoes, 1916; Odds and Ends on Donner Summit; From the DSHS Archives
150 Years Ago This Month – Central Shaft Tunnel 6 completed; Book Review: The Donner Party Chronicles; Then and Now with Art Clark; At the Museum
March, '17: Sleuthing at Hi-Res - looking for the weather station; The Donner Party on Donner Summit IV - 170 years ago this month; From the Archives of the DSHS; Lost - A True Story of 1947 by Jimmy White; What's in Your Closet - the Knezovich-Collins album; Then and Now; Mifs York Mystery ca. 1910; Donner Pass Souther Pacific's Sierra Crossing - book review.
April, '17: Going for the Waters at Soda Springs; History of Clair Tappaan by Kimberly Roberts (UNR): Van Norden Update – by John Loll; The Donner Party and Donner Summit Pt V 170 years ago this month; From the DSHS Archives; Book Review: Picturesque America 1874; Then and Now – Witherspoon’s Station; Odds and Ends of Donner Summit
May, '17: A Tale of Two Signs – Part II – Lake Mary; Clairr Tappaan Lodge History Pt II by Kimberly Roberts (UNR); From the DSHS Archives; Book Review – Amateur Emigrant 1880 - Robert Louis Stevenson on Donner Summit; Then and Now and Crater Lake; Odds and Ends of Donner Summit
June, '17: The Ghost Car and the Snowsheds; Edvi Arvo – Donner Summit’s One-armed ski instructor; Chinese Railroad Workers Strike 150 Years Ago This Month; From the Archives of the DSHS; 1955 Donner Summit “Fun” Map; Book Review: Following Sarah – 1849 trip to California over Donner Summit; Odds and Ends of Donner Summit; Then and Now with Art Clark; At the Museum; New Brochures for 2017 (Mt. Judah Loop w/QR codes and History of Van Norden)
July, '17: 1867 - Donner Summit in 1867; Buying Land on Donner Summit - 1867; 1844-46 Donner or Stephens Pass; Then & Now; The Car on the Snowshed; Odds & Ends of Donner Summit; Margie Powell Hike itinerary, 2017.
August,'17: Petroglyphs, Arborglyphs, Sheep, & the Martis in one story, Getting to Long Lake, An Intriguing Petroglyph Idea, 1867 continued from last month; Pacific Railroad Unopen (1867), Acrtess Janet Leigh Discovered at Sugar Bowl, From the DSHS Archives, Camp of Death book review, Then & Now with Art Clark, Odds & Ends of Donner Summit, @ the Museum , New 20 Mile Museum Sign
September, '17: Bicycling Over the Sierra in 1894 and then again in 1898; More About 1867 – the first locomotive over Donner Summit – a teaser; What’s in Your Closet – the Pierce Alpineer Ski Club Album – Pt I; From the Archives of the DSHS; Summit Valley, 1879; Gap in the Overland Road – 1889; Book Review Trail to California, 1849
Then and Now with Art Clark; Odds and Ends of Donner Summit – sheep underpass; Fan Mail; Donner Party Hikes – October 14 & 15; Fanfare for the Common Man; Margie Powell Hike, 2017
October, '17: Lost and Found – Strong’s Canyon; By Stage Over Donner Summit – 1865; Snow Bunnies on the Hill – Alpineer Ski Club early history; From the Archives of the DSHS; What’s in Your Closet – Sleuthing Pictures at the DSHS; 50 Years of Flight – ski jumping – book review; Odds and Ends of Donner Summit; The clearing of Highway 40 in winter.; A Marshall Fey Expedition.
November, '17: First, a wanted poster; Cisco Grove, 1867 Pt I; Map of Cisco,, 1870; Ads from 1867; More News from 1867 “A Rascal Killed by Chinamen”; Man Found in Cabin at Summit Looting, 1914; Summit Visit, 1867, Pictures from UNR Special Collections, California Winter Sports and the 1960 VIIIth Winter Olympics, Some more recent (1958) summit history; Odds and Ends on Donner Summit; the answer to "smorgabobbing"; Donner Party Hike, 2017; DSHS Takes Over Donner Party Hikes event; Kathy Hess gets an award; an evening with Norm Sayler
December, '17: Wooster Returns (1874) Final Part of Cisco Grove, 1867; Cisco Once Stood – 1873 trip by “Old Block” past Cisco; Excelsior District in Nevada County, 1867; What Historians Have to Deal With - Sometimes; First Train through Donner Summit’s Grand Tunnel (1867 – 150 years ago this month); Sports – in case you need a ski area in 1947; From the DSHS Archives; Book Review: Snowplow Clearing Mountain Rails; Ads from 1867; Emigrant Markers on Coldstream Pass – Odds & Ends of Donner Summit: Wow! Remember the stolen sign from last issue? Resolution.