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Walk beyond current graffiti

Walk past the modern graffiti near the parking lot. Walk down the path to see original 1850s... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
Journal of the American West

This sandstone formation is host to several hundred signatures and dates carved into the rock... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Keith D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first we were deeply disappointed with this site. Most of the wall nearest the parking is covered in graffiti & markings that have nothing to do with the trails west. Follow the path & eventually you will come to a place protected by a...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't want to add our names or initials, seems disrespectful now. We did see some from 1879. Pretty amazing to think of how many travelers stopped here along the Platte to rest and restock before tackling the bluff and sandstone ruts just to the...More

Thank jhund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An item I heard about in 5th grade history class. Never thought I would be this old till I would actually get to see it. Really makes history come to life for me. Even found a name with my grandfather’s ( mother’s father) last name....More

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

an important landmark during the westward expansion....lots of those who were a part of it inscribed their names and the year they passed through the area...unfortunately there's also some modern ones mixed in before they put a fence to protect it from further additional vandalism...like...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

When visiting, walk down the path to the fenced area to see real historical names. Some of the graffiti by the parking area just leaves you with a sense of loss - seriously the marking of the trail wagon boss from the 1800s would be...More

Thank Gwen M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great stop. Ample parking right next to the cliff. It was very cool to see all the names inscribed into the rock. Although it was hard to find the names from the 1800’s because so many present day people carved their names. Shame. The history...More

Thank RoadTripMomma13
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Walk past the modern graffiti near the parking lot. Walk down the path to see original 1850s historic names behind a chain link fence. Look above to see nesting barn swallows.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Stopping here in conjunction with the Trail ruts gives you a feel for the Oregon Trail. You can walk along a short Trail and read the names of early pioneers. Some who made it to Oregon and some who died a few days later along...More

Thank Ernie K
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This place has some value as you view carvings from emigrants on the Oregon Trail. Unfortunately, others of more recent vintage have done the same, taking off some of the shine from this location.

Thank LoboPirate
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This sandstone formation is host to several hundred signatures and dates carved into the rock, dating to the westward expansion and the Oregon Trail. Unfortunately, the practice continues so it is hard to pick out the historic markings. Illegal to add you own contribution but...More

Thank Keith D
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