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Aug 28, 2013 - Chimmey Rock and Scotts Bluff Nebraska - Bonnie encounters sticker

Part of the Oregon Trail. Not having been one to excel in history, this was fasinating to me. Learning the routes taken from Missouri to the west coast, how the land and rivers and natives influenced the routes. Seeing the historic photos and comparing to today's allows the understanding of the changes made by the weather. Danny and I compared the settlers starting out with belongings and then having to leave them aside along the way to our starting out on this travel venture and learning about wgt as we have gone. How different to know...

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May 2, 2012 - Day Trip: Chimney Rock National Historic Site, NE

We wake up to a little rain. I check the weather report. It will pass. It is clear by the time we head to Chimney Rock National Historic Site. Chimney Rock is a smaller landmark than I expect. However, it was important to the pioneers. It was a change in scenery after crossing the plains. Most every pioneer journal mentions the Chimney. Our stop is mainly a photo op. Visitors cannot get any nearer to Chimney Rock than the Visitor Center. That is Okay by me. I am not going to climb it. The Visitor Center has a good fifteen-minute video and...

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Jul 9, 2009 - Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock in western Nebraska is probably the most famous landmark along the Oregon Trail. It marked the 1/3 point along the trail to Oregon. Only Independence Rock was mentioned more in travelers journals. It is a 325 foot tall sandstone spire raising out of the prairie. Since it is sandstone, it is very erosive. It was much taller over 150 years ago during the Oregon trail days. These rock formations might not seem that impressive to modern Americans but you need to imagine yourself as a pioneer. You are traveling at the same pace as a...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Billings MT to Chimney Rock, Nebraska

We departed Billings around 9:00 a.m. -again. temp. 79; windows down, cruise control, low bluffs, green and beautiful scenery. We are heading to Little Big Horn. Curly-head- kid spotted some antelope. Around 10:00 we arrived at the Historic Site for Custer's Last Stand. This is a spot not to be missed. We heard one of the rangers give a story telling of the battle in her Native American lilt accompanied with hand gestures and signs that was fun to listen to and experience, as well as informational. We quickly walked up to the monument,...

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