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A Ranger visit at Nebraska’s Scotts Bluff National Landmark

Scotts Bluff interpretive center and Park Ranger headquarters
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Scotts Bluff served as landmark for pioneers traveling through Nebraska on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trail—a visit with National Park Ranger at Scotts Bluff National Landmark in Western Nebraska. 

Western migration stop at Scotts Bluff en route to California and Oregon, and for the Mormons--Salt Lake City was there destination
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Western migration stop at Scotts Bluff en route to California and Oregon, and for the Mormons--Salt Lake City was there destination

Looking Westward down the trail from Scotts Bluff

The National Park Service notes: Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. 

Wagon wheels needed to be kept moist and greesed or else!

Wagon wheels needed to be kept moist and greesed or else!
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Wagon wheels needed to be kept moist and greesed or else!

Rich with geological and paleontological history as well as human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

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