68th Wagon Train Beats Mudslide that has Closed Hwy 50 -- Wagons Ho

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 09, 2017 / comments

[Cris Alarcon, Placerville Newswire]

The Highway 50 Association Wagon Train departed from Stateline June 4. The reenactment of the Great Western Migration plans to arrive in Placerville on June 10. This is the 68th year for the event.

But late in the day on Thursday CalTrans was forced to close Highway 50 due to a mudslide.  The highway is expected to be closed nearly 24 hours.  This could have caused a serious delay to the weekend events planned for the Wagon Train's arrival in Placerville.  But fortune smiled on this year's participants and spectators as the Wagon Train had already passed the mudslide before the road was closed and camped last night at Fresh Pond.

All events are expected to be on schedule.

Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -  Historic Main Street will welcome the Highway 50 Association's Wagon Train around 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 10th. The train will stay for a few minutes for the community to view and photograph. Placerville is the end of the trail for the week long trek that begins in Nevada earlier in the week. Admission is free.

Friday June 9th, 2017
Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center
1:00pm - 10:00pm
The Ranell Carpenter
Hwy 50 Wagon Train rolls into town
to rendezvous with YOU at the
Southern Wings Band‘s
Georgetown Divide Regulators
Pony Express Riders
Peddlers & Pickers
Hangtown Marshals
ECV (Clampers)
Food, Fun and Games for all Ages!!

For more information see: http://www.hwy50wagontrain.com/

'Roll along 
Wagon Train. 

Rollin over prairie where there ain't no grass, 
Rollin over mountain where there ain't no pass. 
Sittin on a board 
eyein' the weather
Prayin to the Lord 
We stay together 
Side by side on the Wagon Train. 

Wagon Train 
Roll along.