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Kit Carson Mountain Men “Days of 49” Wagon Train

April 30, 2023 All day

The Kit Carson Mountain Men “Days of 49” Wagon Train rides again.  Mark your calendars for five days of fun, education, and entertainment from Wednesday, April 26th through Sunday, April 30th, 2023.

On Wednesday, April 26, the Wagon Train will depart Plymouth, drive through the 49er Village RV Resort, then through Main Street and then a loop through Shenandoah Valley and returning to the encampment in Plymouth.

On Thursday, April 27, the Wagon Train will start with a pass by Plymouth Elementary School and then head to Drytown through private ranch properties.  The Wagon Train will stop on Spanish Street in Drytown for photos before heading to a nearby ranch for a private encampment.

On Friday, April 28, the Wagon Train will travel down old Highway 49 into Amador City then into Sutter Creek before heading to the evening’s encampment at the Italian Picnic Grounds.  That evening there will be music, entertainment, dancing, and a BBQ dinner available for the community to enjoy.  The Italian Picnic Grounds is located at 581 California Highway 49 in Sutter Creek.

On Saturday, April 29, the Wagon Train will head along Ridge Road then to the Kit Carson Mountain Men Hut in Jackson and then to the Amador Senior Center.  Then Train will then head to their Saturday encampment at Laughton Ranch.  The public is invited to a free, full day of activities including living history programs vendors, entertainment, music and a BBQ.  Laughton Ranch is located at 90 Clinton Road in Jackson.

Finally, On Sunday, April 30, the Wagon Train heads to Main Street in Jackson for the “grand finale” with a large parade of performers, riders, and local historic groups.  That morning, start the day with a pancake breakfast at 9 am.  The parade will begin at 11 am.  Following will be first ever Days of 49 “Street” Celebration, with entertainment, living history, vendors, and kid-filled fun.

For information, to participate in the wagon train, or become a vendor at one of the encampments, please email 49erWagonTrain@gmail.com.