Famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails
In 'Hank of Twin Rivers Book Two, Eagle's Nest', Hank joins the Wranglers who are seeking the wild horse herds in the Sandhills of western Nebraska. On the way they pass Chimney Rock, a geological rock formation.
The covered wagon migration of 1841-1866 followed the Platte River through Nebraska on their way West. When they arrived in Western Nebraska, the sight of Chimney Rock towering to the sky added to their adventure. Rising nearly 300 feet above the surrounding North Platte River valley, the peak of Chimney Rock is 4,226 feet above sea level. It can be seen miles away. During the middle 19th century it served as a landmark along the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Mormon Trail, which ran along the north side of the rock. It was visible for many miles before reached. The sight of Chimney Rock protruding in the air, in the middle of nowhere, signaled the end of the long, laborious, journey through those sand filled, treeless plains. Those passing by stopped to carve their names in the rocky formation, still to be seen this day.
(follow the dotted lines to where, with the wranglers, found his horse, Lady.)
Read about Hank's adventure with the horse wranglers in the second of the Hank of Twin Rivers Series. Soon to be launched as an E-book.
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