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Program Agenda

Program Agenda

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests at the Embassy Suites

Early Bird Tours: 8 am and 1 pm

  • Boat tour (8 am - 2 pm) on Lake Mead along the original 1829 Armijo Route
  • Tour guides: Ashley Hall and Liz Warren
  • Registration required - $25
  • Early Old Spanish Trail Sites Tour (1 pm - 5 pm)
  • Tour guides: Glen Shaw & Jon Wall
  • Wetlands Park Visitor Center, Las Vegas Wash, Duck Creek Trailhead, and
    Armijo campsite at Whitney Mesa Park
  • Registration required - $25
    **includes snack sack (granola bar, banana, apple)
  • For more information on either Early Bird tour, call Liz Warren at 702.630.9987

Welcoming Reception: 6 pm

  • Social reception at Embassy Suites Hotel
  • Free to conference registrants

Thursday, October 16, 2014



8:00 am

OSTA National Board Meeting


12:00 am

Buffet Lunch (Registration Required)


12:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions
Ashley Hall, OSTA President

1:00 pm

Opening Remarks
Governor Brian Sandoval

NPS National Trails Intermountain Region,
Progress & Activities

Steve Burns, Dr. Frank Norris & Gretchen Ward

2:00 pm

Partnership for the National Trail System
Reba Wells Grandrud

3:00 pm

Old Spanish Trailheads Adjacent to Highways
Doug Knudson

4:00 pm

Finding the Trail through Modern Technology
Jack Prichett


5:30 pm

Reception at the Old Spanish Trail Park
(Blue Diamond Blue Grass Band)

Friday, October 17, 2014



8:00 am

OST Influence on Mormon Battalion
Leo Lyman

9:00 am

Native American Influence
Along the Old Spanish Trail
Dr. Jefferson, Ashley Hall

10:00 am

Slave Trade along OST
Cliff Walker

11:00 am

The Fremont Route 1844
Liz Warren

12:00 pm

Buffet Lunch (Registration Required)

12:30 pm

The Sundance Kid and the Old Spanish Trail
Jerry Nickle

1:00 pm

Carleton's Paiute Campaign of 1860:
Jim Hinds

2:00 pm

The Spanish Trail in Rock Art
Harold Larson

3:00 pm

History of the Old Spanish Trail Association
Al Matheson

4:00 pm

The History of OST Immigrants into California:
Alex King

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dutch Oven Dinner at Mormon Fort
(Registration Required)

Mule Packing Presentation: Nevada Trail Riders,
Monaco Middle School Mariachi Band

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 a.m.- 11:00

Annual Membership Meeting

11:00 a.m.

National Environmental Protection Act
Section 106 (NEPA)

Stan Plum

12:00 noon


1:00 p.m.

Genealogy of Families of the Old Spanish Trail
Conchita Marusich

2:00 p.m.

Remarking the Old Spanish Trail across Nevada
Nicole Dominguez, Ashley Hall

3:00 p.m.

Managing the OST & Brain Storming Session - Contributions to Traces – Improving OSTA
Dennis Ditmanson and Ruth Friesen

6:00 p.m.

Banquet Recognition Dinner: Embassy Suites Hotel

Sunday, October 19, 2014

All tours require conference registration and tour payment of $25.

Tour 1: North (Along I-15) - (Begins at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Las Vegas North to Mormon Mesa
  • Fremont Camp at the Muddy (Hidden Valley Ranch)
  • Mormon Mesa
  • Tour Guide: Ashley Hall
  • Sack lunch provided

Tour 2: South (Along NV Highway 160) (Begins at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Las Vegas South to China Ranch via: Mt. Springs Pass
  • Emigrant Pass
  • Resting Springs
  • Tour Guide - Robert Spurlock
  • Lunch provided at China Ranch

Tour 3: Las Vegas Valley - (Begins at 9:00 a.m.)

  • Las Vegas Valley, including Las Vegas Wash, Duck Creek and sand dunes.
  • Las Vegas Creek to its source at Las Vegas Springs
  • Tour Guide: Liz Warren
  • Lunch on own at the Springs Preserve

Tour 4: Near West (Begins at 9:00 a.m.)

  • West – Nick Saines
    Red Rock Overlook and OST Kiosk
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Blue Diamond, Cottonwood Springs - 2 mile round trip hike along the Old Spanish Trail
  • Tour Guide - Nick Saines
  • Sack lunch provided








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