In partnership with the Sierra State Parks Foundation, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and California State Parks, this commemorative coin honors all those who made the difficult trek to reach California during the 1840s.
Work on the Pioneer Memorial monument began in 1901 bear the site of the cabins that gave shelter to the Donner Party. On June 6, 1918, in a ceremony that included Donner Party survivors, the Native Sons of the Golden West dedicated the completed monument. The monument and the surrounding 10 acres were given to the State of California in 1928. Proceeds will be earmarked towards the restoration of this significant State and National Landmark.