Oregon California Trails Association

The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), founded in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Independence, Missouri. OCTA is dedicated to education, preservation and enjoyment of the trans-Mississippi emigrant trails.The association features a large bookstore that offers the best available titles on the emigrant experience. “Emigrant Names,” a genealogy tool, is sold through the bookstore. Further, OCTA publishes the scholarly “Overland Journal” as well as a quarterly newsletter, “News From the Plains,” both of which are mailed as a benefit of membership.

See also: California National Historic Trail

524 South Osage St, P.O. Box 1019, Independence, MO 64051
(816) 252-2276, (888) 811-6282
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