I spent May 30-31, 2015, at the 12th reenactment of the massive immigration of pioneers who walked across Nevada from St. Louis, Missouri to settle in California in the late 1800’s.
The California Trail Interpretive Center, outside Elko, NV, was filled to overflowing inside and out with black powder demos, Dutch oven cooking, women in bonnets and calico dresses, men in trail wear, wagons and mules, pioneer herbs and medicine, and weaving and spinning. Within the Trail Center, along with many permanent displays explaining the migration from east to west, was an excellent display by local Shoshone natives on the way of life of their ancestors living in Nevada when the wagon trains came through. A pioneer dance was held Saturday night with music by the popular local band, “SouthWind.”
The California Trail Interpretive Center hosts “Trail Days” every spring/summer, to showcase the pioneer migration along the California and Oregon trails.
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