Wagon Train Headed Down Oregon Trail

Every two years, Ken and Arleta Martin of Marysville, lead an authentic wagon train through Kansas along the Oregon Trail. Their group, The Kansa Rut Nuts, a chapter of the Oregon-California Trail Association (OCTA) will set up camp of the grounds of the Kansas History 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2001.

The pioneer encampment will demonstrate making butter, greasing wheels, creating needlework and doing laundry. A wagon train scout will provide information on mapping and marking the remaining remnants of the trail.

This program is free and open to the public. Teachers and their classes are encouraged to plan a field trip to the Kansas State Historical Society to visit with the pioneer interpreters and receive a free teacher packet. School children may bring letters for the pioneers to carry in their wagon to Hollenberg Station State Historic Site on the Nebraska border. The letters will be postmarked at Hollenberg Station and sent on.

The Kansas State Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.