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By Bill Royal, May 30, 2009
Area of Chimney Rock Marker
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — 152 — Chimney Rock
Rising 470 feet above the North Platte River Vally, Chimney Rock stands to the south as the most celebrated of all natural formations along the overland routes to California, Oregon, and Utah. Chimney Rock served as an early landmark for fur . . . — Map (db m25061) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — Chimney Rock Cemetery
During the Westward migration through this pass many died as they looked for a better life. — Map (db m87316) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — Chimney Rock Station
Seal of the National Pony Express Centennial Association Chimney Rock Station on the route of the Pony Express, was located near here between Chimney Rock and the North Platte River. This was an important Pony Express stop between . . . — Map (db m79423) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — Mary Murray Murdoch
Member Mormon Martin Handcart Company Mary Murray Murdoch “Wee Granny” Born Scotland Oct. 13, 1782 Died near Chimney Rock, Neb. Oct. 2, 1856 “Tell John I died with my face toward Zion.” Dedicated by the Murdoch Family . . . — Map (db m87318) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — The Innocent Assassins
Once in the sun-fierce badlands of the west in that strange country of volcanic ash and cones, . . . we found a sabertooth, most ancient cat, far down in all those cellars of dead time.”From The Innocent Assassins by . . . — Map (db m89174) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bayard — The Oregon Trail
Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912 Chimney Rock S 56º 56’ W. 9041 Ft. — Map (db m86714) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — 418 — Bridgeport, Nebraska“Trail City, USA”
Bridgeport, founded in 1900 as a station by the Burlington Railroad, celebrated its centennial in 2000. The town is located on or near many historic trails of the West, including the Oregon, California Mormon, Pony Express, and Sidney-Black Hills . . . — Map (db m79389) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — 391 — Camp Clarke Bridge and Sidney-Black Hills Trail
Just north of here the Camp Clarke bridge crossed the North Platte River. The bridge was built in the spring of 1876 by entrepreneur Henry T. Clarke to improve the trail from the Union Pacific Railroad at Sidney, Nebraska, to the gold mining towns . . . — Map (db m79422) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — 371 — Courthouse and Jail Rocks
Courthouse and Jail Rocks are two of the most famous landmarks of western migration. Nearby passed the Oregon-California Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Trail, and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail. The rocks were vanguards of unforgettable scenic . . . — Map (db m79391) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — Guiding LandmarksCourthouse and Jail Rocks
Court House Rock was first noticed by explorer Robert Stuart in 1812 and quickly became one of the guiding landmarks for fur traders and emigrants traveling to the California, Oregon and Utah Territories. It is a massive monolith of Brule Clay and . . . — Map (db m79388) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — 79 — Mormon Pioneer Camp
Brigham Young and his company of Mormon Pioneers camped about 1,000 feet west of this point May 24, 1847. They were enroute from Nauvoo, Illinois and Winter Quarters, Nebraska to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, which they reached July 24, 1847. . . . — Map (db m79387) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Bridgeport — Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912 — Map (db m79390) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Broadwater — Imaginary Characters….Indian Lookout Point
Mormon emigrants traveling west along the north sided of the North Platte River saw many topographical features that were not visible from the south side of the river. These features served as landmarks that guided the Latter-day Saints along their . . . — Map (db m79386) HM
Nebraska (Morrill County), Lisco — 296 — Narcissa Whitman
Narcissa Whitman, trail-blazer and martyred missionary, is one of the great heroines of the frontier West. In 1836 she and Eliza Spalding, following the north side of the Platte on horseback, became the first white women to cross the American . . . — Map (db m39706) HM

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