Country: USA
Year: 28.05.1995
Dur: 25.56

In the Spring of 1846 the Breen Family from Co. Carlow left Missouri by wagon train on the trail to Calfornia. The Donner Party which they joined ended up trapped in the winter snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the last leg of the journey. Nearly half the group of 81 souls died of cold and starvation but all the Breens survived, and their descendants still live in California.

Other Titles in this Series:
Ref No: 368 – The Travellers of Murphy Village
Ref No: 369 – Fr. Corby and the Irish Brigade
Ref No: 370 – From Beara to Butte 
Ref No: 371 – N.Y.P.D. Green
Ref No: 372 – Sacramento – a very Irish Diocese 
Ref No: 373 – The Breen Family Story 
Ref No: 374 – The Fenian Tradition 
Ref No: 375 – Presbyterian Pioneers
Ref No: 376 – The Irish Texans 
Ref No: 377 – The Church and the Trade Unions 
Ref No: 378 – Archbishop John Ireland 
Ref No: 379 – City Politics 
Ref No: 380 – Emigration and the Single Woman 
Ref No: 381 – Sacred Space 
Ref No: 382 – The Emigrant Chaplain