Support Your Park
Frank Tortorich - the Oregon-California Trails Association.
Visits to national parks inspire people to plan another trip, to tell their friends about their experience, and often, to ask how they can help. We love that!
There are a number of ways that you can help support the work of the National Park Service as it endeavors to provide opportunities for Americans and travelers from around the world to learn about the significance of the California National Historic Trail, and protect and preserve the historic remnants of the trail.
Did You Know?
Emigrants often camped for days at Alcove Spring in Northeastern Kansas as they waited for Spring floods to subside. The location was very peacful and had good water and grass for livestock. The ill-fated Donner & Reed wagon train had their first casualty here in 1846 when Sarah Keys died. More...