Courthouse Rock, Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluffs

Traveling northwest from Ash Hollow, the emigrants encountered three natural features of the North Platte… Read More

Oglalla and the Platte Valley

This region holds much that is significant to the history of the West. At this point, I-80 follows the… Read More

Cowboy Capital

Named for the Oglala band of Dakota Sioux and located on the Union Pacific Railroad, Ogallala was a lusty… Read More

Boot Hill

Boot Hill was the final resting place for many early westerners who helped make Ogallala a booming cowtown… Read More

California Hill

This hill, which became known as "California Hill," was climbed by thousands of emigrants heading west… Read More