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.

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

New - Summer 2014 Issue

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A Bonanza of Trails

2015 OCTA National Convention
Lake Tahoe, California
September 18th-25th


Video-Helicopter Power Pole Installation
on the Carson River Route in Carson Canyon

by Pedro Kinner


Tentative Dates for 2014

Beckwourth Emigrant Trail (BET)
Mapping Team Field Outings
Quincy, CA    
March 4-5
April 15-16
May 6-7
June 10-11
Aug. 19-20
September 2-3
October 7-8
2015 Convention Planning Meeting
Harveys Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV
June 30
Carson Trail
Mapping Team Field Outings
Placerville, CA
May 26-27
June 18-19
July 24-25
Sept. 11-12
Oct. 17-18
Johnson's Cutoff
Mapping Team Field Outings
Placerville, CA
April 2-3
May 13-14
June 3-4
July 1-2
Sept. 9-10
Oct. 15-16
Grizzly Flat Cutoff
Mapping Team Field Outings
Placerville, CA
June 16-17
July 22-23

Georgetown Packtrail/Road
Mapping Team Field Outings
Placerville, CA
June 24-25
July 15-16
Carson Clean Up July 28-29
OCTA National Convention
Kearney, Nebraska
Aug. 5-9
Volcano Cutoff
Off Highway 88, Amador County
Aug. 28 -29
Sept. 29 -30
2015 Convention Planning Meeting

Oct. 13, 2014
Carrows Restaurant
100N Sunrise Ave., Roseville, CA
10 to 4

Fall Board Meeting Oct. 14, 2014
Carrows Restaurant
100 N Sunrise Ave.,
Roseville, CA
9 to 3
E-Mail for more information about activities


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

The Mountain Democrat - Placerville, California
August 2, 2012

Oregon California Trails Association Maps the Past






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