• Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails

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    National Historic Trail ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WY

Westward Migration

Imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers.

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Blue Mountain Crossing near La Grande, Oregon

After a long and arduous late summer climb up the Blue Mountians of eastern Oregon, wagon train emigrants headed for Oregon in the 1840s-1860s were rewarded with a walk in the cool shade of its coniferous forest. More...