Oregon California Trails Association Premier New Video Series

Bessemer Bend near Casper, Wyoming. Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

The Oregon California Trails Association (OCTA) is set to premier a vigorous campaign of new historical YouTube content focusing on stories surrounding the Trails of Western Migration.  The first video in the series launched Friday, September 30th with an interview filmed in Casper, Wyoming, featuring dynamic youthful historian Kylie McCormick, on the history and importance of trail preservation for a new generation: “It’s Our Time.”

This new content will supplement and increase the existing OCTA YouTube library that is available to viewers. Over the past 12 years OCTA has produced over 40 such videos, on subjects ranging from “Save South Pass” with historian Will Bagley, re-enactors relating stories of pioneer diversity, and virtual visits to trail sites.

OCTA YouTube Channel

If you enjoy this content, we strongly encourage you to share the OCTA YouTube Channel with members, family, friends, libraries, educators, local history organizations, by sending them a copy of the attached document which will be released to our general membership this evening.

Viewers who are new to YouTube and the OCTA channel should bookmark this site for easy access to watch future content.  New videos will be published weekly each Friday afternoon and will feature unique stories that are told in depth by historic trail interpreters with a unique twist on traditional storytelling.

After accessing the OCTA YouTube homepage viewers also should also subscribe to the channel using the red subscribe button that looks like this:

The Oregon-California Trails Association is the pre-eminent guardian and promoter of the inspirational story of the 19th century westward migration, which is unique in world history.  More information about OCTA can be found at  https://octa-trails.org/