• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

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    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

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This road sign with arrow(s) is used to direct the public to historic trail sites or segments. Only three lines of text are allowed for the name of any given site or trail segment. To accommodate the range of names that may be placed on this sign, it is slightly larger than the rest of the family of roadway signs. While all of the other signs are 32" x 48," this sign is 36" x 48." Hopefully this will accommodate most every name that might be used; longer names will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Use of this sign should only be considered where the trail site or segment landowner agrees to sign their property and where a minimum level of public facilities exists. The public must be able to safely park. There needs to be some level of information or interpretation to help the public understand how the site or segment is associated with the trail. For example, an empty field associated to the trail but without any trail interpretation is just an empty field.

Did You Know?

Photo image of a painting by William Henry Jackson called Crossing the Missouri.

William Henry Jackson painted this scene of emigrants crossing the Missouri River from Independence, MO. Each Spring hundreds and thousands of emigrant wagons lined up for days waiting their turn to cross over into what was wilderness in the mid-1800s on their way to a new beginning. More...