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36th Annual Convention of the Oregon-California Trails Association

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Ogden Eccles Conference Center

2415 Washington Boulevard

Ogden, UT 84401

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Northern Utah was in many ways a Crossroads long before the emigrants, settlers, railroad, and military came here. As early as pre-Fremont Native Americans, we find evidence of trails and trade routes across this geographic area. The trappers and traders, both English and American, knew the area and crisscrossed it following many of the Native American trails. They also establishing new routes. Explorers sought additional routes to avoid natural barriers such as the mountains and the Great Salt Lake. As emigrants and settlers traveled west, knowledge of the area spread. The Crossroads designation was permanently established once the Railroad spanned the nation. Thus, the theme of this convention is "Trails and Rails – Confluence and Impact at the Crossroads of the West."

So much history occurred in this northern part of Utah, but it is less well-known compared to routes through Central and Southern Utah. We seek to give attendees the opportunity to learn about the history of the area through in-depth experiences. Much more information is available at our chapter website, www.utahcrossroadsocta.org. Please visit the chapter website or email us at octa@indepmo.org to help you gain the maximum experience possible from the six short days of Convention events.

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Ogden Eccles Conference Center

2415 Washington Boulevard

Ogden, UT 84401

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