Along the Oregon Trail: Chimney Rock

Oregon Trail

After week upon week of flat, open landscapes, its appearance is startling and unmistakable. Chimney Rock rises out of the prairie like the tall spire of a hidden cathedral, a landmark unchanged since the days of the pioneers in covered wagons. Its message to us was the same as to them: the landscape is changing. There are mountains ahead. We’d started telling the kids about the Oregon Trail. They have some context for understanding what Continue Reading →

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