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Pictured: Don Chamberlain


The Rock Springs Nature Center near Decatur will be hosting “Women on the Western Trails” on Sunday, July 20 at 2pm.  Guest speaker Don Chamberlain will discuss nineteenth-century women’s journeys along the Oregon and Mormon Trails.  The presentation will highlight their personal accounts and his photographs, taken while retracing their steps.  Admission is free and no pre-registration required.


As a wildlife and historic sites photographer, Chamberlain has traveled to many areas of the United States.  He has photographed 1200 miles of the historic Oregon Trail and 900 miles of the historic Mormon Trail, in addition to other historic trails, forts, and battlefields.  He will feature photographs from these trips at “Women on the Western Trails.”   


For more information, call 217-423-7708.


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