• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska


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Three men stand in front of a log cabin at Fort Piney in Wyoming with mountains in background and pine trees.
Fort Piney near Afton, Wyoming was a supply stop for building the Lander Trail, a segment of the California National Historic Trail. Wayside exhibits can be found at many historic sites along the California National Historic Trail.

Exhibits: This webpage includes links to some of the wayside exhibits that can be found at a variety of places on the California National Historic Trail.

Did You Know?

The Silver Mountains and Bonneville Salt Flats along the Nevada and Utah border.

After struggling across nearly 100 miles of salt flats and soft, wet sand in Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert in the late summer of 1846, the Donner-Reed wagon train reached the Silver Mountains and fresh water just north of this location along Interstate 80 near the Nevada/Utah border. More...