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Chimney Rock, Nebraska
Transcript of Chimney Rock, Nebraska
Where in the state is it located?
Chimney Rock is located in western Nebraska about 20 miles southeast from Scotts Bluff National Monument, on Nebraska Route 92.
It is in Morill county, Nebraska and the nearest city is Bayard.
What are some of the things that make this historical site unique?
The peak of the "chimney" is 4,226 feet above sea level
The bass of the rock rises around 300 feet above the rest of the valley
During the middle of the 19th century Chimney Rock served as a landmark along the Oregon Trail, California Trail, and the Mormon Trail
What Event in History Created This Site?
Chimney Rock was first recorded in 1827 by Joshua Pilcher, but the first people to see it were non-native Astorians of Robert Stuart their eastern journey from the pacific ocean during 1813.
How does the site currently support itself?
When was the site declared historical?
Chimney Rock was declared a national site on August 9, 1956 by the Nebraska State Historical Society
The site includes a museum that features a video about the early pioneers and the Westward migration and a gift shop