• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

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    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

Newsletters

Visit this page to find out what happens throughout the year on the Oregon and California national historic trails. We provide this newsletter to the Oregon-California Trails Assocation board biannually.

 
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Spring 2011 newsletter

Spring 2011 - In this issue: New staff, public scoping meetings, and exhibit, research, & highway sign project updates.

 
Image of the Oregon-California Trails Association newsletter cover with a photo of an interpretive kiosk at McCoy Park.

Summer 2011 newsletter

Summer 2011 - In this issue: New exhibit projects in Nebraska, California and Utah, updates on the Four Trails Feasibility study, highway sign updates, and new and retiring staff.

 
Image of the Oregon-California Trails Association newsletter cover with a photo of a wagon at New Fork River Crossing Historical Park with fall leaves on cottonwood trees.

Spring 2012 newsletter

Spring 2012: In this issue: Exhibit projects in Missouri and Wyoming, new black emigrant study finalized, updates on the Four Trails Feasibility study, highway sign updates, and sign plans.

 
Image of the Oregon-California Trails Association newsletter cover with a photo of a wayside location looking out onto a dry river channel bed with cottonwood trees on the New Fork River.

Summer 2012 newsletter

Summer 2012: In this issue: Exhibit projects in California, Wyoming, and Missouri, updates on the Four Trails Feasibility study, highway sign updates, and sign plans.

 
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Spring 2013 newsletter

Spring 2013: In this issue: Exhibit projects in California, Wyoming, and Missouri, updates on the Four Trails Feasibility study, national register nominations, and new sign plan standards and tools on the website.

 
OCTA newsletter cover with photo of staff presenting at public meeting in Blue Rapids, Kansas

Summer 2013 newsletter

Summer 2013 - In this issue: New exhibit projects installed in California and Wyoming, updates on the Four Trails Feasibility study, and Alcove Spring Park development concept plan charette.


Did You Know?

Bubbling carbonated waters of Sulphur Springs Lake near Soda Springs in Southeastern Idaho.

1840s Pioneers to California followed the road to Oregon through Southeastern Idaho before heading Southwest to the Humboldt River. The Soda Springs area of Idaho had many natural wonders never seen by most of these emigrants. Many remarked about its wonderfully tasting carbonated waters. More...