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"What Is an Ox?" is a common question posed by visitors along the Oregon and California Trails. Few animals have had a larger role in the development of the American West. Yet, these engines of empire are rarely given the credit due them. Loren Pospisil, site supervisor of Chimney Rock National Historic Site, will show the impact these animals had on our history on Saturday, June 6.
In "Collision of Cultures," Ranger Jerry Lucas will talk about the Battle of Mud Springs and Rush Creek on Sunday, June 7. He will present a sketch of Native American culture and speak about what led them to initiate the battle. The U.S. Army involvement will also be discussed and Jerry will explore the circumstances that brought them to this fight.
The programs will be inside the visitor center at 3:00 pm. The programs are free with a valid park entrance pass.
The Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The summit road is open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. All monument trails are open from sunrise until sunset.Please inquire about the Scotts Bluff National Monument Annual Pass, valid for entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument for a year from purchase. Additional information about Scotts Bluff National Monument programs and schedules may be obtained at the visitor center, by calling 308-436-9700.