Native American

Washoe Indian Tribe

No visit to the California Trail Interpretive Center would be complete without learning about the Washoe Indian tribe. This nomadic […]

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Covered Wagon Facing the Long Road Ahead

California Trail Facts

If you’ve never visited us at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, you might be asking yourself, “What is […]

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Paiute Numa Indians

Numa Indians (Northern Paiute)

Visit our Numa Indian exhibit at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada to learn more about this semi-nomadic […]

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Fort Laramie Site

Fort Laramie

Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, and feel the excitement of the thousands of travelers passing through […]

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W Shoshone

Western Shoshone

Join us at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, and learn the ancient ways of the Western Shoshone. […]

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Chimney Rock Landscape

Chimney Rock

Chimney rock was one of the most prevalent landmarks along the California Trail. Hundreds of thousands of people used this […]

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Bison On Trail

Animals Along The California Trail

The California Trail was a trail that spanned over 2000 miles for immigrants as they moved westward for gold or […]

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Chimney Rock

Landmarks Along The California Trail

In addition to the great interactive exhibits we have at the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, many of […]

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Pioneer Wagons

Pioneer Wagons

The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada has a wealth of knowledge about the pioneer wagons that settlers used […]

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The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The Simplicity Of Pioneer Life

The simplicity of pioneer life and its allure can be experienced first-hand at The California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, […]

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Fort Sutter

Forts Along The California Trail

At California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, you can step back in time to learn about the old forts […]

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California Trail Exhibits

Pioneer History Museum

The California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, is a pioneer history museum that takes visitors through a historical immersion like […]

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Shoshone Mural

Tribes On The California Trail

Native Tribes Of Nevada Prior to European contact, the Newe (Western Shoshone) and Numa (Northern Paiute) peoples were some of […]

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California Trail Pioneers

California Trail Pioneers

The California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, NV, is the place to go if you want to find out more […]

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Along the California Trail

Along the Trail

Native Americans, Mountain Men, and Pioneers lived, worked, traded, and traveled on the California Trail. Their stories are as varied […]

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Hike The Trails

Trail Geology

Discover the unique trail geology that guided early pioneers along the California Trail at the California Trail Interpretive Center in […]

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California Trail Mountain Man

Mountain Men

The California Trail Interpretative Center of Elko, Nevada is the place to learn more about the lives and influence of […]

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Mountain Man Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Smith was born in New York in 1798 and would become the most extensively traveled mountain man in the […]

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Mountain Man FAQ

Mountain Men FAQ

What clothing did mountain men wear? Mountain men would often start off their trapping career in ordinary cotton pioneer clothes.  […]

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Basin and Range Geology

Basin and Range Geology

If you’re driving to the California Trail Interpretive Center, you’ll notice the same thing the pioneers did more than a century […]

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