However, no single sight along the trail attracted as much attention as Chimney Rock. The tower, which could be seen for miles, served as a beacon for the weary travelers. Many camped nearby, and Chimney Rock is mentioned in more trail accounts than any other landmark. Although the spire is slowly crumbling due to erosion, Chimney Rock remains a unique natural wonder.
As the wagon trains approached the end of their journey across Nebraska, they were greeted by a series of citadel-like eminences, dominated by the imposing bulk of Scott's Bluffs. Named after fur trader Hiram Scott, the Bluffs are now an national monument.
Visible traces of the great migration still survive in some areas and the landmarks remain for the modern traveler who chooses to follow the route of the Great Platte River Road.
|Series||This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Nebraska Department of Roads/Nebraska State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 281403 N 4555368|
|Decimal Degrees||41.12020000, -101.60381667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 7.212', W 101° 36.229'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 7' 12.72" N, 101° 36' 13.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-859 W Roscoe Srv Rd, Ogallala NE 69153, US|
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