Donner Pass

a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died
Instance Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑mountain pass, ↑notch
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  • Donner Pass — in the 1870s facing East Elevation 7,056 ft (2,151 m) …   Wikipedia

  • Donner Pass — [dän′ər] [after the ill fated Donner party who wintered there 1846 47] mountain pass in E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada: c. 7,100 ft (2,164 m) high …   English World dictionary

  • Donner Pass — Ein Denkmal zur Erinnerung an die Donner Party im Donner Memorial State Park. Die Donner Party (von engl. party = Reisegruppe) bezeichnet eine Gruppe von 87 Siedlern, die im Jahre 1846 auf dem Weg in den Westen der USA waren. Der Name leitet sich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Donner Pass — /don euhr/ a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada, in E California. 7135 ft. (2175 m) high. * * * ▪ pass, California, United States       pass, in the Sierra Nevada of northern California, U.S. Rising to an elevation of more than 7,000 feet (2,100… …   Universalium

  • Donner Pass — Don′ner Pass′ [[t]ˈdɒn ər[/t]] n. geg a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada, in E California. 7135 ft. (2175 m) high …   From formal English to slang

  • Donner Pass — geographical name mountain pass about 7090 feet (2160 meters) E California in Sierra Nevada …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Donner Party timeline — provides an almost day to day basic description of events directly associated with the 1840s Donner Party pioneers, covering the journey from Illinois to California 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers), over the Great Plains, two mountain ranges, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Donner — is a variation of Donar, the German name of the god Thor – particularly as a character in the first opera, Das Rheingold of Richard Wagner s opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. In modern German, it means thunder. It can also refer to:… …   Wikipedia

  • Donner Lake — as seen from McClashan Point Location Nevada County, California, USA Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Donner, California — Donner   Unincorporated community   …   Wikipedia

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