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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/19/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-028

Applegate Trail Adventure at the California Trail Center

ELKO, Nev. – This Wednesday, March 21, Elko City Manager Curtis Calder will present “A Modern Day Applegate Trail Adventure” at the California Trail Interpretive Center beginning at 7 p.m. This free presentation chronicles Calder’s motorcycle trip last summer along the historic Applegate Trail.

In 1846 Jesse and Lindsey Applegate were looking for a safer and more direct route into the Willamette Valley of Oregon. They blazed a route that became known as the Applegate Trail. Calder retraced this route from today’s Rye Patch Reservoir across the Black Rock Desert and through the High Rock Canyon to present day Cedarville, Calif. with a motorcycle-mounted video camera. Calder will present a travelogue featuring video along with narration.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The center is closed for exhibit installation but will be open for special events, school groups and prearranged tours and meetings. The Center’s Grand Opening will be June 2, 2012 as part of the 9th annual California Trail Days. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

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  

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