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California National Historic Trail Center open during National Cowboy Poetry Gathering



ELKO — The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center will be part of the fun during the 27th National Cowboy Poetry Festival by offering an exhibit of antique quilts and sewing machines and showing movies featuring the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.

The Trail Center will be open Tuesday, January 25, through Saturday, January 29 from   10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be no fee for admission. Movie showtimes are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

The exhibit of antique quilts from the Northeast Nevada Museum includes a number of examples from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The sewing machines are from the collection of Bill Moschetti.  There will also be an exhibit honoring the Pony Express, celebrating its 150-year anniversary.

The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292.  Staff and facilities are available for school groups and private tours.  A meeting room is on site for events.  For more information about the Trail Center or the Center’s special Cowboy Poetry events, please call Trail Center staff at (775) 738-1849.

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