• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

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

Original Route BEGIN Sign

CALI_Original Route Begin sign

As discussed for the Original Route NEXT XX MILES sign, this original route sign is used to identify the beginning point of a segment of road to be signed as an original route. See the description of Original Route NEXT XX MILES for consideration of use.

Did You Know?

Oregon, California, & Mormon emigrants, as well as Pony Express riders traveled over South Pass, Wyoming

Until discovered by William Sublette in the 1830s, most Americans thought the Rocky Mountains were impassable. Lewis and Clark passed through the Rockies north of this location, via the Missouri River in 1805. More...