Tragedy Spring is a small alpine freshwater spring and a former settlement in Eldorado National Forest, in southern El Dorado County, California adjacent to Highway 88. It was named after an incident on June 27, 1848, in which three Mormon men were killed adjacent to the spring, allegedly by Native Americans, and their bodies burned and buried. The names of the men were carved on a large tree in this location. The tree is now gone, but a plaque adjacent to the spring purports to be a replica of the carving. It reads:
In the Memory of Daniel Browett Ezrah, H. Allen, and Henderson Cox Who was supposed To have Been Murdered And Buried By Indians On the Night of the 27 of June 1848.
In the D2WYM Snippets episode, "Trek Reenactment 2015", several youth go on a pioneer trek in the area around Tragedy Spring, just south of Kyburz. Alec Viera, Brody Rasmussen, Travis Neal, Nolan Blair, Jeff Reed, and Regan Curtis are asked to do a reenactment, where they'd walk the opposite direction and meet up with the youth along the trail. They'd pretend to be missionaries, and teach them a bit. They get ferried to the camp where the youth would camp that night, and walk along the trail. They meet up with the youth about half way, teach them, and walk the rest of the way back to the car.