Final preparations for final Oregon Trail Days

Don Stevens, a volunteer from Oregon, helps put a tent up Friday in prepration for the Oregon Trail Days festival to be held today and Sunday at Lowden State Park. This will be the fifth and last Trail Days, which were created as a fundraiser for repairs to the Black Hawk statue in the park. Much of the money needed for the renovation has been raised. There will be a number of activities and demonstrations at the park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to for a complete schedule.