Oregon Trail Day recognized at Bonneville Dam on Nov. 18


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will commemorate Oregon Trail Day at Bonneville Lock and Dam on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Costumed park rangers will perform a living history re-enactment of immigrants reminiscing and telling their stories upon arriving in Oregon after a long difficult journey on the Oregon Trail at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Bradford Island Visitor Center in the Main Theater. A short movie about the Oregon Trail will follow each presentation.

While at the dam, visitors can also stop by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Fish Hatchery to catch a glimpse of Herman, the 10-foot-long sturgeon.

The Bonneville Lock and Dam Visitor Center, located off Interstate 84 at exit 40, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on this and other events, contact the Bradford Island Visitor Center at Bonneville Lock and Dam at 1-541-374-8820, or visit https://www.nwp.usace.