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Elko District Office
Release Date: 12/18/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-015

Holiday Programs at the California Trail Interpretive Center

ELKO, Nev. – The California Trail Center is offering daily programs during the winter holidays beginning Sunday, Dec. 23.

Sunday's program will feature Park Ranger, Mike Blunk, with a tour of the exhibits describing “Hazards Along the Trail.” The afternoon presentation will be with interpreter Tiffany Cusick comparing travel then – with a covered wagon and now – in a modern automobile along the emigrant route westward. She will also present “Love, Lust and Left in the Dust.”

Other programs offered by California Trail Center staff during the winter break include Dennis Groneman’s – Hastings Cutoff – From One End to the Other and Humboldt River – Emigrants Thoughts and Comments; Shania Cook, Shoshone Barter Game; and Jan Petersen – Journals Across Nevada, Elko County Pioneer Women, and a slide presentation of Elko’s History. A schedule of presentation dates is located at under Calendar of Events.

Come see the newly installed permanent exhibits and multi-media presentations at the Trail Center. Part of the Bureau of Land Management’s mission is presenting and preserving culturally significant historical places such as the California Trail in northeastern Elko County.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko on I80 at Hunter exit 292. School and tour groups are welcome. Admission is free. Winter hours are 9 a.m.-5p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information on presentation times.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015