In a collaborative effort with the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), funded by a Union Pacific Foundation grant, three educational trunks have been created for use at the California Trail Interpretive Center near Elko NV.  The trunks contain clothing, cooking utensils, toys, and other artifacts from the mid-nineteenth century.  Accompanied by lesson plans, the trunks are intended for use by classroom teachers and other educators who desire to share this wonderful part of Western history with their students.  One trunk was also placed at OCTA headquarters in Independence Missouri.