Friday, January 19th 6-7:30pm



Tens of thousands of hardy pioneers crossed El Dorado County on five emigrant trails during the largest mass migration in American history in the 1850s.   Where were these trails?  How did they cross the Sierra? Is there anything left of them?  Dee Owens will explain how the Oregon-California Trails Association working with the El Dorado National Forest has located, marked, and mapped the emigrant trails in El Dorado County. She will show how new advances in technology can help locate trails that were heavily traveled but have now disappeared into the forest. Dee is a retired Buckeye school-teacher.  Since retiring she has been active with the Oregon-California Trails Association and the El Dorado National Forest locating and mapping the five emigrants trails into El Dorado County during the Gold Rush.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

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