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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 Association board biannually.

 
spring newsletter 2011

Spring 2011 newsletter

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

 
Cover of OCTA newsletter August 2011 with interpretive kiosk at McCoy Park in Missouri. Roofed shelter over superimposed exhibits.

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.

 
Wagon with fall leaves on cottonwood trees at New Fork River Crossing Historical Park in Wyoming.

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.

 
Cover of OCTA summer 2012 newsletter with photo of wayside installation location and view of dry New Fork River channel with cottonwood trees.

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.

 
front page of OCTA newsletter showing staff and partners in front of new upright wayside exhibit.

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 tribal outreach workshop.

 
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.

 
Image of top half of OCTA newsletter with photo of people walking across a footbridge surrounded by grass and cottonwood trees.

Spring 2014 newsletter

Spring 2014 - In this issue: Mapping updates, new exhibits in Wyoming, planning work at Alcove Spring Park in Kansas, new auto tour route signs in Missouri and Kansas, and site certification and national register updates.

Did You Know?

Windless Hill near Ash Hollow on the Oregon & California trails.

After climbing up onto the prairie out of the Platte River Valley of western Nebraska, emigrant wagons headed for Oregon & California in the 1840s-1860s were faced with a very steep descent down Windless Hill near Ash Hollow. More...