- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - The California Trail Interpretive Center in northeast Nevada is unveiling a new library to help kick off its annual California Trail Days weekend.

Helen Hankins, foundation president, says several non-profits and the federal Bureau of Land Management helped create the library and catalog its collection about the California Trail.

The interpretive center is off Interstate 80 between Elko and Carlin. It tells the history of Eastern U.S. settlers trekking some 2,000 miles to California during the gold rush era between 1841 and 1869.

The library includes more than 600 books, diaries, maps and journals, including some rare copies not available online or at other libraries.

The research library will be available to the public on a limited basis.

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