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Towering 800 feet over the plains, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska has been a landmark for travelers for thousands of years.

“People on the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail, and with the Pony Express all passed through the Scotts Bluff region,” said National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. “This part of Nebraska’s North Platte River Valley tells an important part of the story of western expansion and the settlement of the Midwest. This itinerary highlights places that trace the history of the area from its earliest settlement to modern times.”

Modern day tourists can now easily follow the footsteps of Native Americans, fur trappers, missionaries, soldiers, and homesteaders and explore the area with the help of the National Park Service’s new Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary.
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