Martha "Patty" Reed, just eight years old, carried “Dolly” during her 1846 journey from Illinois to California. She hid the doll in her pocket when her family and the rest of the ill-fated “Donner Party” were forced to abandon most of their possessions.
Patty asked her family to donate the doll and other items to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park in 1946, to mark the 100th anniversary of her family’s journey.
“Dolly” is made of wood and less than 4” tall. A Grodnertal-style doll, she was likely made in the Alps in the 1830's.
This exclusive 2" soft enamel pin celebrates and supports "Dolly” with $3.00 of every purchase going to the Dolly Preservation Fund.
Pin design by local Sacramento artist Jon Stevenson