We saw this Conestoga Wagon on the way, how appropriate. However what is a Conestoga wagon from Lancaster Co. PA doing in Nebraska? Very few made the journey, they were too big & heavy and needed more oxen to pull than a regular covered wagon.
Scotts Bluff was the 2nd natural landmark the pioneers saw after Chimney Rock which is about 50 miles east.
Sentinal Rock. I enjoyed talking with this living history lady, she is a paid park employee and was cooking a yak stew ( she was all out of buffalo) in a dutch oven over a buffalo chip fire. I wish I could have talked with her more about the pioneers.
Scotts Bluff was on the Oregon, California & Mormon Trails and the route of the Pony Express. We got NPS Pasport stamps for each.
The fort was abandoned in the 1880's after the Indian wars were over and the buildings fell into disrepair. This was one of 2 soldiers barracks that survived with a minimal amount of reconstruction
In this section, the ruts are about 5' deep and
and the Pony Express
We went through the Wind River canyon on our way to Thermopolis, WY