A landmark for travelers along the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has a colorful history. Learn about some of the groups and individuals who have a special connection to this sentinel on the Great Plains.
A watercolor painting depicts a man on horseback hunting bison.
Native People and Scotts Bluff

Learn about the Native people who have lived and traveled near Scotts Bluff.

A man dressed in period clothing leans against a covered wagon.
The Emigrant Experience

Learn more about the daily lives of those traveling west on the Great Platte River Road.

A man dressed as a fur trader stands in a field.
Hiram Scott

Learn more about the man whom Scotts Bluff is named after, fur trader Hiram Scott.

A woman dressed in emigrant costume stands near a grave.
Rebecca Winters

Rebecca Winters was headed to Utah when tragedy struck. Learn more about this Mormon Pioneer.

A black and white photo of a man standing next to a horse.
William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson is an icon of the American west. Scotts Bluff National Monument contains the largest collection of his watercolors.

Last updated: February 9, 2023

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