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Mark McLaughlin and Mic Mac Media offer a medley of entertaining and educational products for individuals and groups:
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As the author of four award-winning books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, Mark McLaughlin knows how to entertain with stories and images that capture the heart and soul of the Old West.

The Donner Party: Weathering the StormMark McLaughlin's newest, The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm , chronicles weather conditions and storm events in Northern California and the High Sierra during the epic winter of 1847. Using diaries, ship log records, eyewitness accounts, memoirs, books, letters, newspaper articles, military journals and physical artifacts, McLaughlin integrates early weather sources and written contemporary accounts into the narrative to illustrate how the extreme weather conditions during the winter of '47 impacted the Donner Party and the heroic men trying to rescue them. Buy Weathering the Storm now for only $19.95 which includes sales tax and FREE media mail shipping!

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Sierra Stories: True Tales of Tahoe , Volumes 1 & 2 have been regional bestsellers since their publication in 1997 and 1998. Each volume features a dozen true adventure stories that take you back to the days of stagecoaches, train robberies and gold fever. Mark brings these classic stories to life with an easy to read style. These very popular books are now in their sixth printing.

FrontCoversmall03David Davol's customer review of Western Train Adventures on Amazon.com gives this entertaining new book five stars for its "tales of desperate outlaws and heroic lawmen, star -crossed lovers and what has become known as the pioneer spirit."

Another five star review by reader Denise Cioffi includes "McLaughlin presents fact in a fascinating format that I found most entertaining. The research behind each story is transparent as the story unwinds like a family history passed down by word of mouth on the front porch."


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Beautiful Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
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Mark McLaughlin's unique presentations are guaranteed to please. A smooth flowing narrative style and sense of humor combine to keep everyone attentive and wanting more.  Programs include stories and slides that at once amuse and intrigue. Indoor presentations include fascinating stories, coupled with dramatic slide illustrations that bring our colorful western history alive.

Click here to hear Mark's new Donner Party weather presentation. Other lecture topics include entertaining pioneer adventure stories from Lake Tahoe and Nevada, as well as Mark's very popular slide show on the weather history of the Tahoe-Truckee region and the Sierra Nevada.

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Railroad sheds and tunnels above historic Donner Lake
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Field trips can be customized for your group to include visits to historic Donner Pass and an easy walk into the original railroad tunnels blasted out by Chinese laborers in the 1860s; an interpretive tour of the pioneer encampments at Donner Memorial State Park and Alder Creek; or a delightful history and photo-opportunity tour around magnificent Lake Tahoe.

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The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm



Western Train Adventures:
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly



Sierra Stories: Volume 1



Sierra Stories: Volume 2



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Get all 4 books for only $59.95



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