California-Nevada Chapter
Oregon-California Trails Association

The California-Nevada Chapter is one of eleven chapters of the Oregon-California Trails Association, an organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and enjoyment of all transmigration trails to the west, the trails that made the United States an ocean-to-ocean nation.

 

A Bonanza of Trails

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The California Emigrant Trail and Cutoffs

Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention

Video Preview of 2015 Convention

Harveys Lake Tahoe

September 21 -25, 2015

33rd Annual National Convention
Public is Welcome to Attend
 

2 & 4 Wheel Drive Pre-Convention Tours

All Day Bus Tours


Donner Memorial State Park-Truckee River Route
Carson River Route-Johnson Cutoff Loop
Coloma-Placerville, El Dorado County Museum

All-Day Hike
Hawley Grade/Luther Pass

 

Other Activities

Speakers: Topics varied as fur traders, pioneer women, the Carson River Route, J. Goldsborough Bruff, Sutter's Fort, Nisenan Indians, Donner-Reed Wagon Party and history of people and places on and along the California Trail and its opening and its cutoffs.

Workshops, Special Events, Book Venders, Author's Night, Exhibits and More

Registration Booklet

 

2015 Activities

Convention Planning Meetings

The Ridge Golf and Country Club
2020 Golf Course Rd.
Auburn, CA
10am -4pm

 

January 19
March 23
June 8
July 13

Convention Planning Meeting

Oxford Inn
Chico, CA

 

May 1

Spring Symposium and General
Meeting

Oxford Inn
Chico, CA

 

 

April 30 & May 2

Convention Planning Meeting

Location to be determined

 

August 17

   

OCTA National Convention

Harveys
Stateline, Nevada

 

September 21 – 25

Johnson's Cutoff Mapping Team Field Dates

April 27 & 29
May 26 & 27
August 3 & 4
October 13 & 14

Beckwourth Mapping Team Field Dates

 

April 13-14
May 11-12
June 15-16
Aug. 10-11
Oct. 19-20

   

E-Mail canvocta@gmail.com for more information about activities



The latest issue of Trail Talk can now be found in the
members only pages.

New - Spring 2015 Issue

Contact canvocta@gmail.com for the members only password.

 


Watch a Video of Helicopter Power Pole Installation on the Carson River Route in Carson Canyon
by Pedro Kinner



Watch John Winner, Chapter President, describe the Chapter Activities of 2012

California-Nevada Chapter - Activities of 2012

a video by Dee Owens

Watch Frank Tortorich tell the story of Melissa Coray

One Woman - Melissa Coray and the Mormon Battalion

a film by Mark Russell

Watch Larry Schmidt talk about Mark Twain

Mark Twain on the Johnson's Cutoff

a film by Dee Owens

Watch Passport in Time Project

Carson River Route


 

 

 

Updated:4/21/2015

   
 
 
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