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Historic Places in Nebraska
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska301 River Road
Harrison, NE 69346
Phone: (308) 665-4113
Description: During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew—bones preserved in one of the world's most significant Miocene Epoch mammal sites. Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many influences—from early animals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plains home, to explorers passing through or settling in the American West.
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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska9822 County Rd 75
Bayard, NE 69334
Phone: (308) 586-2581
Description: Chimney Rock is a natural geologic formation, a remnant of the erosion of the bluffs at the edge of the North Platte Valley. A slender spire rises 325 feet from a conical base. The imposing formation, composed of layers of volcanic ash and brule clay dating back to the Oligocene Age (34 million to 23 million years ago), towers 480 feet above the North Platte River Valley.
Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-3514
Description: With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever.
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (308) 436-9700
Description: Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Rich with geological and paleontological history as well as human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
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