Explore the history of the American frontier west from the pioneers and Indians who led the way, to covered wagons, cattle and cowboys who followed later.
Encompassing the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Applegate Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, and the Southern Trail, the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) seeks to preserve the stories and the legacy of the 19th century American migration.
Our mission is to protect the Historic Emigrant Trails legacy by promoting research, education, preservation activities and public awareness of the trails, and to work with others to promote these causes. More about OCTA ...
Now Available on DVD
The multiple award-winning In Pursuit of a Dream is now available on DVD! Priced to individuals at $20, the set contains both the full movie as well as a disc of bonus materials not featured in the movie.
The Hastings Cutoff was a presumed shortcut of the California Trail across the salt flats of Utah, which is being threatened by a proposal to develop a potash mine in the Pilot Valley area.
Pioneers wrote of their travels to Oregon, California, Utah, Montana, and other western locations in diaries, letters, remembrances, and newspaper articles. These accounts have survived in libraries and private collections.
» Research genealogy and ancestry at Paper-Trail.org
OCTA Conventions & Symposia
South Lake Tahoe, California
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