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Elko District Office
Release Date: 10/30/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-002

California Trail Interpretive Center November Programs

ELKO, Nev. – Join Interpretive Specialist Shania Cook Saturday, Nov. 2 at the California Trail Interpretive Center as she teaches children how to make traditional Shoshone toys.

On Sunday, Nov. 3, Historian Jan Petersen will present Shoshone Lifeways. Before the establishment of the California Trail, Indians throughout northern Nevada were able to use the resources of the Great Basin to meet their needs. Petersen will describe how the Native people used the resources at hand to produce baskets that had form, function, and beauty.

Trail Center staff will offer interpretive programs every weekend this November. Programs begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday and will include a variety of topics such as Shoshone history, pioneer life, or Elko County history. All programs are free and open to the public.

The California Trail Interpretive Center is eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

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

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