0 Likes

Independence Rock - B. Snow 1853
USA

“Independence Rock

Named for a fur trader's Fourth of July celebration in 1830, this huge rock became one of the most famous of all Oregon Trail landmarks. The giant piece of granite is 1,900 feet long, 700 feet wide, and 128 feet high.

The landmark was a favorite resting place for travelers along the trail. Called the "Great Register of the Desert", more than 5,000 names of early emigrant were carved on this boulder.

Starting the trail in the early spring, emigrants along the Oregon Trail hoped to reach Independence Rock by July 4, Independence Day.  If they had not arrived by then, they knew they were behind schedule.”

See: http://www.historyglobe.com/ot/indeprock.htm

View More »

Copyright: Calvin Jones
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9860x4930
Uploadet: 09/08/2011
Opdateret: 10/07/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: independence rock; oregon trail; snow
comments powered by Disqus

Calvin Jones
Independence Rock, Wyoming (View from the top)
Calvin Jones
Independence Rock, Wyoming
Calvin Jones
Fredrick Fulkerson Grave
John Roberts
Devil's Gate, Wyoming, USA
John Roberts
Devil's Gate, Wyoming, USA
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - Peoples of the Sweetwater museum
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - Handcarts
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - To the Pioneers monument
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - Inside the cove
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - Entrance to the Cove
Calvin Jones
Martins Cove - Exiting the Cove
Markus Freitag
-Plön- Nikolaikirche / Kirchensaal
Шубкин Сергей
Img 0229 panorama
Alessandro Ugazio
Via XX settembre, Borgio Verezzi
Master
Рассвет с пешеходного моста
Stefano Gelli
Querceto - Pieve di San Giovanni Battista HDR
hkaxiong
Hainan Museum
Willy Kaemena
New York Brooklyn at Dumbo
Marijan Marijanovic
Monastery Ostrog Near Niksic
Burkhard Koerner
DDR (GDR) Museum - 50er bis 60er Jahre (Kueche)
Dick Schippers
Zonnestraal by J. Duiker
Malinnikov Ruslan
Сranes cemetery
David Rowley
Waiting For The Ferry To Iceland
Calvin Jones
Buhanan Cabin, Sawtooth Canyon
Calvin Jones
Utah Arizona Nevada Tristate marker
Calvin Jones
Independence Rock, Wyoming (View from the top)
Calvin Jones
Paiute ATV - Jacks Peak Marker
Calvin Jones
Piochenevadamainst
Calvin Jones
Paiute ATV Trail - Spring Flowers
Calvin Jones
IBEX Crags 1
Calvin Jones
City Of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho - The Twin Sisters sunset
Calvin Jones
Pahvant Butte
Calvin Jones
Portland LDS Temple, Lake Oswego, Oregon USA
Calvin Jones
Giant Van Gogh Sunflowers painting, Goodland, Kansas
Calvin Jones
Flowrider1rcfreedomofseas
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.