California Trails Interpretive Center
Bureau of Land Management
Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. The feature at the interpretive center for the westward wagon train migration symbolizes the trail which followed along the Owens river up to the Humbolt sink where the river disappears below ground. The entire feature was carved from limestone and fully fitted at the quarry prior to being shipped to site and re-assembled.