The Greatest Road Trip USA? - Our Round USA Road Tour.
The State of Nebraska, USA
Part of a year long trip from Sept ’94 - Sept ’95 through 36 USA States and 2 Canadian Provinces by Jean and Graham Beven in ‘Serendipity’ their 30 foot Winnebago Chieftain.
Nebraska - Round Trip USA
We only 'passed through' the state of Nebraska, USA in three days as there only a couple of items on our must see list of places to visit.
There are however six National Wildlife Refuges, three National Parks and ---- State Parks in the state of Nebraska.
The State Tourist Office for the state of Nebraska, USA is: Nebraska Division of Tourism - PO Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509
22nd July 1995 From I-25 Rest Area ( Wyoming ) to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Spent a good day travelling – Scottsbluff was a prominent natural landmark (resembling Gibraltar!) for emigrants on the Oregon Trail. Scotts Bluff, Mitchell Pass and the adjacent prairie lands are now set aside in a 1000 hectare national monument. The present site preserves the memory of the historic Oregon , California and Mormon Trails.
The monument museum contains exhibits about the human and natural history of the area and the Oregon Trail including a re-enactment area where a covered wagon is manned by enthusiastic ‘staff’. The museum also holds a unique collection of watercolour paintings by the frontier photographer and artist William Henry Jackson. A very interesting time here.
The Pony Express passed through here during its brief (19 months) existence.
Scottsbluff is a part of the historic Oregon Trail . We saw how the pioneers travelled and lived. There are still parts of the heavily rutted parts of the road visible today. See picture left where the edge of the rock has been worn away flat as wagons and carts passed. The wheel ruts can be clearly seen to the left and right of us.
23rd Scottsbluff to Harrison via the Agate Fossil Beds National Park.
We visited Agate fossil beds at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. 24 miles south of Harrison, Nebraska on Hwy 29 - The Visitors Centre and Museum contains Miocene Era palaeontology exhibits and American Indian artifacts. The park includes the upper Niobrara River wetlands in a High Plains ecosystem. The visitor centre also had interesting film, slide and static displays. A good walk out onto the fossil beds.
24th Travelled from Harrison, NE. into South Dakota to Deadwood. South Dakota
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