TRUCKEE (AP) - The popular state park that commemorates the
tragic Donner Party has grown by 300 acres with the state's
purchase of six parcels.
The acquisitions from the Truckee Donner Land Trust and Trust
for Public Land are designed to help protect Donner Memorial State
Park from development.
With the addition of the formerly privately owned parcels, the
park now covers about three-thousand acres around Donner Lake.
The newest addition is on the south side of Schallenberger
Ridge, which forms the scenic backdrop to Donner Lake.
While the value of the six parcels is about one (m) million
dollars, trust officials say the state received them in a "bargain
sale" for 425-thousand dollars.
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