On the Trail with Videos from OCTA

If you are a history buff, if you’ve wondered what it would be like to be a pioneer, if you want to trace the trail that brought your great-grandpa to California, then you will enjoy the videos produced by the Oregon-California Trails Association.

Their videos are collected on this YouTube page. You can learn about John Bidwell, Sapling Grove, and the First Wagon Train to California.

You can see several videos on African-American pioneers who helped to blaze the trails, like one about Hiram Young, wagon maker.

You can watch their latest on the Butterfield Overland Stage.

The collection is growing all the time as they roll out a new video every week. Subscribe and enjoy new videos from the people who know the overland trails.

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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1 Response to On the Trail with Videos from OCTA

  1. nosey bear says:

    Just watched the Spaling Grove clip. Very interesting reminder about John Bidwell’s somewhat forced trip west. Guess it is one time it turned out to be a good thing someone jumped a land claim.
    I remember attending a OCTA meeting that held in Chico, think about 2000 or so. There were several very interesting presentations. Remember it as a very fun time to lean about trail history. Need to plan to watch some of the other videos.

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