This history of Scotts Bluff National Monument helps
to fulfill a project of the National Parks Service, namely, to complete
an "administrative" history of each of the areas under its jurisdiction.
Unlike most of the other histories, this one is being published and made
available to the public.
Space and publication costs necessitate a compact
format and condensation of materials, omitting much information of less
vital importance. The author wishes to thank all of those people who
gave assistance in various ways in helping to prepare this monograph,
and especially to the Oregon Trail Museum Association who financed its
This history supplements Merrill J. Mattes' handbook,
BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT, NEBRASKA, published in 1958 by the
Government Printing Office, commencing where that story ends and
bringing it to present times.