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Michael Wallis's "The Best Land Under Heaven" a Book on the Donner Party on Wednesday's Access Utah

Michael Wallis's "The Best Land Under Heaven" a Book on the Donner Party on Wednesday's Access Utah

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny. "Were it not for a few wrong turns, bad directions, and fierce winter storms, the Donner Party would have been an unremarkable wagon train. But as it happened, it became a cautionary tale of Manifest Destiny and an unforgettable calamity. Personal motives of the emigrants varied. Some planned to build permanent homes or farms, but others hoped to make or enhance their fortunes and return east. A few of the younger

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