Posted 7 years ago
Original still-sealed small bottle of wood remnants from the foundation log of the Murphy family, members of the ill-fated Donner Party in 1846. Small glass bottle measures 2 inches high and is sealed with its red-orange wax top. Originally recovered by historian C. F. McGlashan, he preserved the remnants, placed them in bottles with identification labels, and sold them for $1.00 each to fund a monument for the Donner Party, which is now the centerpiece of the Donner Memorial State Park. Bottle tag is numbered 1033. Personal collection of CollectorsShangri-La.com. Not for sale.