Scenic USA - Nebraska
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
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Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock
|Photo by Ben Prepelka
For a brief moment in history Jail Rock and companion Courthouse Rock appeared in hundreds of pioneer journals, one of the highpoints of their journey. One of a half dozen landmarks found on the Overland Trail to the West, these remnant buttes can be seen for miles as they tower over the North Platte River Valley. Emigrants, leaving St. Louis, received a weak introduction to the trip over the Rocky Mountains that lay ahead, and were quite impressed with the scenery on the way.
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