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  • All fields: Trails--Description
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    • Ezra Meeker books

    • Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928; Oregon National Historic Trail ; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Ezra Meeker, who went west first in 1852, created a national sensation when in 1906 he retraced the trail from west to east, again in an ox-drawn wagon. The first vocal proponent of marking the historic route, his efforts led to the...
    • Cape

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Cloaks; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract WomanÆs cape worn from Battle Creek, Michigan, to the California in 1849.
    • Dress

    • Dresses; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract An 1849 dress. Advice to emigrants by Frederick Piercy: ôWith reference to clothing, I would say use any old clothes you may happen to have by youàAll that I have to recommend to the ladies is that they do not wear their dresses quite...
    • Elephant sketch

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Elephants; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract ôWhen one gets tired of the journey, and wishes to turn back, he has ôseen the Elephantöù-a cant phrase used by all voyageurs of Western Prairies.ö Lt. J. Henry Carleton, 1845
    • Shawl

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Shawls; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Shawl brought home to Nebraska from California gold fields.
    • Great Platte river road

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Wagon trains--Nebraska; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Chalk: The Great Platte River Road ûGeorge Dial, Lincoln, Nebraska; 1969
    • Pike's Peak

    • Gold mines and mining; Pike's Peak (Colo.); Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract The PikeÆs Peak gold rush drew thousands. The route followed the South Platte River and did not pass Chimney Rock.
    • Ash Hollow illustration

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Ash Hollow (Neb.); Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Significant historic sites along the Overland Trail, such as Ash Hollow, have been preserved by the state of Nebraska.
    • Emigrant train camp illustration

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; African American pioneers; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract African Americans also made the journey westward. An 1849 gold seeker, John Banks, was in St. Joseph, Missouri, when he recorded this: ôAt the ferry I saw a colored man going to the land of gold prompted by the hope of redeeming a wife...
    • Mormons crossing the plains

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains; Mormons; Handcarts; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract The Mormons began the experiment of using handcarts on the trail.
    • Covered wagon and oxen model

    • Oxen; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains--Models; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Covered wagon/oxen model. Oxen were the preferred draft animal for a wagon. They were less expensive, easier to feed, more durable, and less attractive to thieves.
    • Road west sculpture

    • Wagons trains; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Oxen; Sculpture--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Sculpture: The Road West û Ted Long, 1991
    • Covered wagon and oxen model

    • Oxen; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains--Models; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Covered wagon/oxen model. Oxen were the preferred draft animal for a wagon. They were less expensive, easier to feed, more durable, and less attractive to thieves.
    • Chimney Rock from the west

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Engraving based on an 1853 drawing by Frederick Piercy, a traveler to Salt Lake City. The wagons are camped to the west of Chimney Rock.
    • Oregon Trail through Mitchell Pass

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Overland Trails--Description and travel; Oregon National Historic Trail in art; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Pastel: The Oregon Trail Through Mitchell Pass û Charles S. Simmons, Scottsbluff, Nebraska; 1950s.
    • Tragedy at Winter Quarters

    • Overland Trails--Description and Travel; Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail; Florence (Omaha, Neb.); Mormons; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Sculpture: Tragedy at Winter Quarters û Avard Tennyson Fairbanks
    • Crossing of the Platte mouth of Deer Creek

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; Platte River (Neb.); Wagon trains--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Virtually no bridges or ferries existed in the western lands in the early years of the trails. Crossing wild rivers was a challenge to all emigrants.

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