Patty Reed's Doll
of the Donner Party
by Rachel K. Laurgaard
Discussion begins on Monday, April 2nd, 2012.
The Original Doll
More info can be found
She is housed at Sutter's Fort SHP, a State Historic Park in
"I am a little wooden doll with a painted face and
a knob of painted hair on top of my wooden head. .." pg 9
" ...my dress was usually a little square with a hole for my head,
sewed together with a few awkward stitches and tied around the
middle with a bit of ribbon sash." pg 14
We know she was jointed (pg 14) and 4" tall (pg 14).
But you should make your 'little country cousin' any way you want!
Covered Wagon Challenge
a Shawl and Pillow Like Grandma's.
Make a Trunk like the one Patty plans to make.
Filling the Covered Wagon.
Chapter Two, Chapter Three
Make a calico apron.
Four, Chapter Five,
Make a Parasol.
Make a bouquet of flowers.
Chapter Seven, Chapter
Eight, Chapter Nine
Make an Indian Outfit, like in the parade.
4th of July!
Chapter 10, Chapter Eleven, Chapter
Make a basket of berries.
Chapter Thirteen, Chapter
Make a Patchwork quilt. (from Ch3)
with her hand under her pillow, clutching her dolly.
Chapter Fifteen, Chapter
Sixteen, Chapter Seventeen
Make a book of Flower Sketches (from Ch3)
Chapter Eighteen, Chapter
Make sugar cakes.
Mother Patty's Doll.
By Sherman Smith
By Jeff Scott
Another Antique Similar doll