Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff National Monument is in the panhandle of western Nebraska. This bluff near the North Platte River was an important landmark on the 19th century Oregon Trail. As settlers traveled west, this was where the Great Plains began to transition into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The two photos below show replicas of wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. Of course, the trail was not paved!

We visited today, and drove to the top of Scotts Bluff. The photo below is looking southwest over the Visitor Center and the road up the bluff:

The following photo is looking northeast over the city of Scottsbluff:

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