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ELKO: 19th century pioneer dance at California Trail Center



ELKO – The public is invited to join in on the fun and festivities of an old time trail dance hosted at the California Trail Center July 27 from 7 until 9 p.m.  Caller Rob Snow will guide this free event open to all ages and skill levels with music provided by Southwind.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the newest permanent exhibit ‘Jumping Off,’ focusing on the start of an adventure of a lifetime for thousands of emigrants to the West.

Also available are two temporary exhibits.  ‘Seeds of Change’ focuses on the exchange of plants, animals and diseases between the old and new worlds after Columbus landed in the Americas.  ‘Gum San: Land of the Golden Mountain,’ honors the Chinese experience in settling the West and is on loan from the High Desert Museum in Bend, Ore.

The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center,  located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter Exit 292, is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, through Labor Day.  Please call (775) 738-1849 or visit www.blm.gov/cv5c  or www.californiatrailcenter.org  for more information on upcoming events.

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