Save the date! Oregon Trail Celebration Saturday, May 5

OCTA, our generous Oregon Trail supporters, is bringing a wonderful event to La Grande.  This is a fine opportunity to enjoy learning more about the Oregon Trail and to remind Union County residents of what will be lost if our priceless Trail is defaced by 190′ transmission line towers.


Oregon Trail Event Celebrates 175th Anniversary with Living History

“Artifacts and Tales of the Trail,” a Celebration of the Oregon Trail, will be brought to La Grande May 5 by the Oregon/California Trails Association.  The story of Ezra Meeker’s extraordinary efforts to preserve the trail will be recounted by “Ezra” himself, along with actors narrating trail experiences and reading diary quotes from early travelers. Family possessions brought here on the Oregon Trail will be displayed, and descendants of early Union County settlers will be recognized.  Maps for visiting nearby Oregon Trail sites will be available, with a video of hikes and current information about efforts to preserve the trail.  $15. includes deli lunch and live music by Blue Plate Special.  This is a special opportunity to be entertained while learning about our history.  Join the celebration this Saturday at Huber Auditorium, Badgely Hall, EOU, 9:00 – 3:00.   Questions?  Call 541-678-5634  or 541-963-3562.

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