Wagon Train 2002
53 Years1949 to 2002
"The granddaddy" of all wagon trains is still making history ... This is your personal invitation to come ride with California & Nevada's Oldest, authentic and Historic Wagon Train. California & Nevada's first and only designated bi-state historical event May 30 - June 9, 2002. "Ride with us in Celebration of California and Nevada's only BI-state historic event!"
Dayton, Nevada to Old Hangtown (Placerville), California
WednesdayMay 29, 2002Dayton Nevada Rodeo grounds rendezvous and registration for Wagon Train.
ThursdayMay 30, 2002Wagon Train leaves Dayton - arrives at Nevada State Capital for Flag Ceremony and then proceeds to Fuji Park for overnight stop.
FridayMay 31, 2002Wagon Train leaves Fuji Park and arrives at Spooner Lake Campground.
SaturdayJune 1, 2002Wagon Train layover day at Spooner LakeBar-B-Que and entertainment for participants Saturday night.
SundayJune 21, 2002Wagon Train leaves Spooner Lake, traveling along the east Shore of Lake Tahoe to the Horizon Hotel and Casino.
MondayJune 3, 2002Wagon Train leaves the Horizon and travels through South Lake Tahoe to Myers, CA. Arrives at Amacker Ranch. Bar-B-Que for hosts and participants.
TuesdayJune 4, 2002Wagon Train leaves Myers and Amacker Ranch for trek over Echo Summit to Strawberry Meadow.
WednesdayJune 5, 2002Layover Day at Strawberry Meadow. Entertainment to include Black Powder demonstrations, Tomahawk Throwing, ~ Group "Survivors" Picture Bar-B-Que and entertainment for participants.
ThursdayJune 6, 2002Wagon Train leaves Strawberry and arrives at Kyburz. Lunch, dinner and entertainment at Kyburz Lodge.
FridayJune 7, 2002Wagon Train leaves Kyburz and arrives at Pollock Pines at 3 p.m.Proceeds down Pony Express Trail to Sportsman's Hall.Crafters, Live Music Bar-B-Que and Dancing , 'Open to Public'.
SaturdayJune 8, 2002Wagon Train leaves Pollock Pines with rest stops at Camino Hotel, Boa Vista Orchards and Smith Flat.Placerville Parade - 2 p.m., then down Placerville Drive to Fair Lane and to the Government Center.
June 8-9, 2002, A Full Weekend of Family Fun, FOOD and Entertainment! First, the Mayor's Breakfast at Town Hall Saturday morning sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. Then ... "BEST OF THE WEST ROUNDUP" with two full days of food, fun, entertainment historical demonstrations, crafters, encampments, and highlighted by the arrival of the 53rd Annual Highway 50 Association Wagon Train at 2 p.m. in a parade down Historic Main Street, Placerville.
The Govrnment Center will feature afternoon and early evening band music and a Bar-B-Que presented by "The Three Italians" [proceeds to benefit the Virginia Briggs Scholarship Fund and Wagon Train]. Advance meal tickets on sale at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, 524 Main Street, Placerville, (530) 621-5885. Street Dance sponsored by the Hangtown Posse. Sunday Morning … Pancake Breakfast with Gospel and country music at 2 p.m. by The Heritage Singers in front of the Library at the Government Center on Fair Lane. Come out and meet the folks who bring you wagon train and get acquainted with historians and the history of our area.
All persons must registerFull trip registration $100Daily Registration $15Immediate Family Plan - not to exceed $300
Contact the Highway 50 Association for more information:
Vi Tara, Event Coordinator (530) 644-3761Diana Newborn, Wagon Master (530) 677-2871Email: firstname.lastname@example.org"Jerkline Annie" Radney, Secretary (916) 383-9695Email: email@example.comJeanette Smart, Membership (530) 823-6960
Highway 50 AssociationP.O. Box 454Placerville, CA 95667
*** Itinerary Subject to Change ***
Placerville Downtown Association