• 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?

Gates of the Bear River, WY. Photo courtesy of The Wagner Perspective.

Rivers played an important role in establishing the 1840s - 1860s Emigrant Road to Oregon and California. In general, the route left the Missouri River to follow the Platte, then the Sweetwater to the Bear, the Snake and then either North to the Columbia or South to the Humboldt. More...