California Trail Interpretive Center

California Trail Days - May 18 & 19, 2013

Don Lemons, resident gold panner and retired BLM employee, shows 5-year-old Henry Weight how to pan for gold as big sister Hannah and brother Austin look on. David Vixie pulls his oxen-powered wagon around the wagon encampment.Caroline Stenninger provides fiddle tunes to visitors.Briant Hall, otherwise known as Dr. Quackenbusch the phrenologist, examines the head of Trail Days visitor, Troy Wouters while he holds a peacock feather to assist Hall's head reading capabilities.

Don Lemons, resident gold panner and retired BLM employee, shows 5-year-old Henry Weight how to pan for gold as big sister Hannah and brother Austin look on. Lemons was on hand at the 2013 California Trail Days as an exhibitor teaching visitors about life along the Emigrant Trail.

David Vixie pulls his oxen-powered wagon around the wagon encampment at the 2013 California Trail Days May 18, 2013. Vixie provided visitors a first-hand account of travel accomodations along the California Trail.

Caroline Stenninger provides fiddle tunes to visitors during the 2013 California Trail Days, May 18, 2013. Stenninger and her daughters set up a replica wagon encampment and provided interpretations of emigrant life along the California Trail.

Briant Hall, otherwise known as Dr. Quackenbusch the phrenologist, examines the head of Trail Days visitor, Troy Wouters while he holds a peacock feather to assist Hall's head reading capabilities. Hall was one of many exhibitors on hand for the 10th annual California Trail Days.

Elko District Manager Jill Silvey presents a Certificate of Commendation from U.S. Senator Harry Reid to former Trail Center Manager David Jamiel (center) and current Trail Center Manager Gary Koy.Clarence Sutton, card shark and magician, pulls a coin from the ear of Kindra Wardell, 8, as 6-year-old Hayden Smith watches in amazement.Free wagon rides by Hawkes Clydesdales were also a treat for visitors to the 10th annual Trail Days at the California Trail Interpretive Center.  California Trail Center Foundation President, David Stanton, accepts a donation from James Moorman of Trails West, Inc. in the amount of $5,155.99 placing Trails West, Inc. into the Empire Building category of donors.
Elko District Manager Jill Silvey presents a Certificate of Commendation from U.S. Senator Harry Reid to former Trail Center Manager David Jamiel (center) and current Trail Center Manager Gary Koy at the 10th Annual California Trail Days May 18, 2013.

Clarence Sutton, card shark and magician, pulls a coin from the ear of Kindra Wardell, 8, as 6-year-old Hayden Smith watches in amazement. Sutton was working under the stage name Clancy and he demonstrated the many card games and tricks travelers might have experienced along the trail.

Free wagon rides by Hawkes Clydesdales were also a treat for visitors to the 10th annual Trail Days at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Approximately 1,300 people visited the Trail Center to experience life on the Emigrant Trail through the many exhibitors present portraying life on a wagon encampment.California Trail Center Foundation President, David Stanton, accepts a donation from James Moorman of Trails West, Inc. in the amount of $5,155.99 placing Trails West, Inc. into the Empire Building category of donors. The presentation kicked off the 10th annual California Trail Days May 18, 2013.