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California Trail Center to host presentation on letter-writing pioneer sisters



ELKO — The Elko California Trail Center will host a dramatic presentation about two pioneer sisters who stayed close to one another through letter-writing, as one headed west on the California Trail and the other remained in the east.  The 45-minute presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, and will showcase how these two pioneer women survived their trials through both smiles and tears.  Presenters Jan Petersen and Shirley Jamiel will be available after the presentation to answer questions and take a brief tour of the Trail Center’s exhibits.

Trail Center intern Suzanne Miller will be giving a presentation called “Eating up the Trail” about food-ways on the California Trail, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4.  Trail Center intern Cheyna Burton will be giving a presentation on Chief Truckee and Sarah Winnemucca at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18.

Operated by the Bureau of Land Management Elko District Office, the Elko California Trail Center is located just off Interstate 80, eight miles west of Elko at Hunter Exit 292.  The Trail Center is open to the public during the summer, Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  After Labor Day the Center will be available to school groups and other organizations on a prearranged basis.  A meeting room is also available.  For more information about these programs or for questions about the Elko California Trail Center, please contact Suzanne Miller at 775-738-1849 or 775-934-2467 (cell).

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