• 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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Exhibits - View a series of outdoor exhibits at various sites along the California NHT. Take the virtual journey and then visit the site!

Did You Know?

Visitors at Alcove Spring along the Blue River in Northeastern Kansas.

Emigrants often camped for days at Alcove Spring in Northeastern Kansas as they waited for Spring floods to subside. The location was very peacful and had good water and grass for livestock. The ill-fated Donner & Reed wagon train had their first casualty here in 1846 when Sarah Keys died. More...