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    Two Wood Wheel Hubs from Donner Party Conestoga Wagon. The two hubs were found on a ranch of Miss Edith Evans in Sierra County, California. The Evans family headed West in 1846 joined the infamous Donner-Reed Party of pioneers that met tragedy in the in the snow-bound Sierra Nevada. The Evans's left the Donner Party before the arduous climb up the mountains. The wagon used by the Evans family lay derelict and largely forgotten on their ranch until the 1950s when a visiting couple discovered the hubs after a rainstorm. Miss. Evans gave the couple the hubs and told them of the history. The hubs are from front and back wheels. The larger hub measures 13.5" high and the smaller is 11.5" high. There is also a threaded locking nut. The wood is weathered and sun-bleached, as expected, else fine. A notarized letter from the visiting family describing the history of the hubs is included.

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