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 on 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 a 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, May 5, at Huber Auditorium, Badgley Hall, EOU, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you have questions, please call 541-678-5634 or 541-963-3562.

Information supplied by Lois Barry