Thursday, June 18, 2009

Western States Trail Foundation DVD Screening

They Crossed the Mountains

In 1931, six men journeyed from Auburn to Lake Tahoe on horseback to rediscover and mark parts of the Emigrant Trail that had been lost. This expedition, which was captured on black and white film, marked the beginning of the Western States Heritage Trail. Recently, the Western States Trail Foundation released a new DVD of this epic adventure that includes most of the original film shot in 1931. On Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00 pm, Hal Hall, Chairman of the Historical Committee of the Western States Trail Foundation, will present the film at the Bernhard Museum Winery. If you would like to learn more about the Gold Rush origins of Auburn’s 100 mile endurance races, please attend this program.

Hal, executive producer of the film, is a former President of the Placer County Historical Society, a three time winner of the Tevis Cup, and author of The Western States Heritage Trail Guide. The DVD, They Crossed the Mountains: A History of the Western States Trail, will be available for purchase after the program.

This free Community Education Program will run from 7:00 pm to about 9:00 pm. For more information, please call 530-889-6500.

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