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Elko District Office
Release Date: 10/26/11
Contacts: Lesli Ellis, 775-753-0386; email:    

The California Trail Interpretive Center presents, 'Westering Home: Everyday Adventures in the American West'

ELKO, Nev. – Experience life in the mid-1800s through images and historical accounts in a free presentation on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the California Trail Interpretive Center.

Elizabeth Stewart Clark’s ‘Westering Home: Everyday Adventures in the American West’ is an all-ages presentation that explores what drew so many people west to the Pacific and the individual experiences that molded our national history. Images and historical accounts personalize adventures on the frontier.

Elizabeth Stewart Clark has focused her research on the 1840-1865 era for the past 18 years, specializing in the material culture and domestic lives of everyday people. She travels nationally, teaching workshops on research and material culture at historic sites, museums, and living history conferences. Her work has been featured in living history publications and she has most recently been featured in an article for National Geographic.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter exit 292. The California Trail Interpretive Center is currently closed for exhibit installation but welcomes school field trips, group visits and community organizations for meetings and tours on a prearranged basis. Visit,, our Facebook page or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

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Last updated: 10-27-2011