DATE: June 2, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-66
CALIFORNIA TRAIL DAY CELEBRATION PLANNED
A public event to celebrate the California Trail will be held at the site of Elko’s future California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center on Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site is located just off I-80 at the Hunter Exit (eight miles west of Elko) on the north side of the interstate. The public is invited to attend.
California Trail Center Manager Dave Jamiel said, “We invite everyone to join us for the Trail Day celebration. There will be a variety of historical related activities such as music, talks on life on the emigrant trail, wagon rides, tours of the site, gold panning demonstration, Mormon Battalion re-enactors, a mule packing demonstration, primitive cooking demonstration and dutch oven cooking. Chris Bayer and family, who perform gold rush era songs using period instruments, will participate as well.”
“We’re moving closer to the start of construction activities at the Trail Center site. Part of the activities on June 24 includes tours of the footprint of the future building,” Jamiel added.
For more information about the California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center or the June 24 event, contact David Jamiel at the BLM Elko Field Office (775) 753-0213.