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Join Us in Barstow, California - October 5-8, 2017

Theme: Pathways From the Past Lead to the Future

The people that traveled the Old Spanish Trail settled and established numerous communities in California. The Conference will explore links from the historic period of the Spanish Trail to the present.  For the western portion of the Old Spanish Trail, west of Parowan, Utah, the physical links include the Salt Lake Road, Arrowhead Highway, U.S. 91, and Interstate 15. 

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Mail in Registration

If you prefer you can mail in your registration and pay by check.

Speakers and Program

This year’s conference program will have two tracks of presenters providing 14 or more presentations sharing different aspects of the Old Spanish Trail and the people that traveled it.

Presentations will be in adjoining meeting rooms so that Conference participants will be able to easily shift between meeting rooms to hear the presentations of their choice.

Please watch for further information and updates regarding the Conference.

Fielf Trips and Activities

Field trips and activities for the Barstow Conference include:

mule Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery and Trujillo Adobe: Thursday, October 5, 10:00 AM

mule Historic Town of Daggett: Thursday, October 5, 1:00 PM

mule Dinner at Idle Spurs Restaurant, 690 Old Highway 58, Barstow, CA 92311: Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM

mule Old Spanish Trail Day at the Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA: Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM

mule Main Street Mural Tour: Saturday, October 7, 11:30 AM

mule Banquet at Los Domingos Restaurant at the Quality Inn, 1520 E Main St., Barstow, CA: Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM

mule Forks of the Road and Wagon Tracks: Sunday, October 8, 9:00 AM

Notes: For all Field Trips, you will need to drive your personal vehicle to the location.

If you plan to attend the Thursday or Sunday Field Trips, please e-mail Nelson Miller at nemiller47@yahoo.comnemiller47@yahoo.com, so that we have an approximate count of attendees.

Conference Contact

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Nelson Miller, the Barstow Conference Chair at nemiller47@yahoo.com












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