Part of our mission is to spread the historical fun of Donner Summit history of which there is a lot.. So we have developed a number of brochures which tell the stories of Donner Summit history. They are listed below and all are PDF's. Most are four panel 8.5 X 14 brochures but your software should allow you to print to fit if your printer has only 8.5 X 11 paper. They will just be smaller than optimal. We've added PDF versions that will scroll on smart phones as well.

DSHS general brochure
8.5X14 for desktop computers
Scrolling version for smart phones

Donner Summit, an introduction (8.5X11)

20 Mile Museum (11X25) - Go from Rocklin to Truckee on Highway 40
pg1.... pg 2 for desktop computers
since the above is too large to print: PDF text only
Then we also have the scrolling version for smart phones

Tunnel 6 - the most interesting unknown historical spot in California
page 1, page 2 (8.5X14) for desktop computers
Scrolling version for smart phones

Donner Pass The Most Important Historical Square Mile in California
page 1, page 2 (8.5X14) for desktop computer
Donner Pass scrolling version for smart phone.

Summit Canyon Hike - hike downhill 2 miles and see the episodes of local history.
page 1, page 2 (8.5X11) for desktop computers
Scrolling version for smart phones

Summit Canyon Hike page 1, page 2 (8.5X14)

Donner Pass Lincoln Highway
Version for desktop computer: (8.5 X 14)
Scrolling version for smart phones

Historic Hikes of Donner Summit - You won't want to download this brochure since it's 14X17 inches but you can view it on the screen.
front side, back side (PDF's for computer screen)
Scrollable version for smart phones
Historic Hikes web page


Introduction to Summit Valley (Van Norden) - this one is large too but you can view it on the screen - front side, back side

Emigrant Trail at Donner Summit - includes how to get to Roller Pass
page one then page two (8 1/2 X 14) fordesktop computers
Scrolling version for smart phones

Snowsheds of Donner Summit
Scrolling version for smart phones and tablet devices.
Version for Desktop computers: page one then page two (8 1/2 X 14)

Old Highway 40. This brochure is way too big to print but you can download the text. This tells you how to take Old 40 instead of I-80 from Rocklin to Truckee. If you want to see the actual brochure: page 1 and then page 2 in small file size for downloading for desktop computers
Here's a scrolling version for smart phones
and here's the Placer County museum list in PDF form in a narrow column for cell phones too.

Native Americans of Donner Summit and Summit Valley
page one
and then page two (8 1/2 X 14) for desktop computer
Scrolling version for smart phones

Take the Scenic Route over Donner Summit (81/2X14) - TakeOld 40 instead of the Interstate. Brochure done by DSHS for the Donner Summit Area Assoc. front....back

A Most Scenic Byway - Get of the Freeway and Enjoy the California Sierra... front.... back. 8 1/2 X 18 pg1....pg2
This one is just too difficult to make into a scrolling version.

Donner Summit History Tour - tour the Donner Summit overlook; Tunnel 6; Native American petroglyphs and mortars; emigrant wagon train rust marks, and more. Page one and then page two.

Mt Judah Loop Trail (PDF) with QR codes (web page for the trail)
PDF pg 1 and PDF pg 2

History of Lake Van Norden - PDFpg1 and PDFpg2

All brochures are available, free, at the DSHS at the blinking light in "downtown" Soda Spring, at the Soda Srings General Store, at the Visitors' Center in Truckee, at the California Welcome Center in Auburn, at the Donner Memorial State Park, or at the Summit Restaurant in Soda Springs.