0 Likes

The Murdock Site, Mormon Trail, South of Alda, Nebraska
USA

The Murdock Site of the Mormon Trail, south of Alda, Nebraska, is one of the very few sites preserving the original trail. From 1847 until 1868 when the railroad was completed into Utah, tens of thousands of pioneers walked and rode the Mormon Trail. Originally beginning in Nauvoo, Illinois, the beginning of the trip across the continent of more than 1300 miles, moved slowly west with the building of the first transcontinental railroad. There are volumes of stories about experiences on the trail. This is a small part of the trail where it lies between Grand Island and Kearney in Nebraska. In Nebraska, there are several roads and the railroad that follow the path of the pioneers and other trails wind through the same area such as the well-known Oregon Trail. Recent development, including planting a whole lot of corn, have erased visual evidence of most of the trail. There is a sign on the site that reads, in part, “About noon on Thursday, April 29, 1847 Brigham Young and his first pioneer company crossed this site on their way to Salt Lake.”

Copyright: James L. Tanner
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Taken: 15/09/2012
Uploaded: 15/09/2012
Updated: 03/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mormon; trail; oregon; brigham young; nauvoo; illinois; alda; nebraska
comments powered by Disqus

Adam Thede
2011 03-28 Shelton, Nebraska for the Sandhill Crane Migration
Adam Thede
2011 03-28 Shelton, Nebraska for the Sandhill Crane Migration
Adam Thede
2011 03-28 Shelton, Nebraska for the Sandhill Crane Migration
Calvin Jones
The Great Platte River Road Archway, Nebraska
Calvin Jones
The Great Platte River Road Archway, Nebraska
Calvin Jones
Pawnee/Arikara Earth Lodge, Kearney, Nebraska
Calvin Jones
Calvary exhibit, Platte River Road Archway, Kearney, Nebraska
Ken Venzke
Clarks Nebraska football field storm
Marc Huff
Bolander's Bonfire
Marc Huff
Farmers Market Lincoln, NE Ironhorse Park
Marc Huff
Famers' Market in Lincoln, NE in front of an antique shop
Marc Huff
Farmers' Market in Lincoln, NE
Martin Broomfield
Borobudur Yogyakarta Indonesia
Pascal Moulin
Notre-Dame-du-Cap-Lihou domine les hauteurs de Granville - Frances
Arroz Marisco
Agua Azul Waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico
Arroz Marisco
Cacanpunta Pass, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Marcio Cabral
Hiking Fitz Roy
Diego Dabrio-Polo
Enchanted Town, Murcia, Spain
Vil Muhametshin
Mala, her trainer and his assistant after their last show in Riga Circus
Wojciech Fuchs
Molls Gap
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Parón
Martin Broomfield
Bajau village, Kendari, South East Sulawesi.
Werner Joemann
Vorplatz Grabeskirche in Jerusalem
Arroz Marisco
Autumn Landscape of Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
James L. Tanner
Kolob Canyons Section, Zion National Park, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
The old town of Bisbee, Arizona
James L. Tanner
The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Marble Canyon and House Rock Valley Overlook, Navajo Reservation, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
View of Sanpete Valley near Ephraim, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
White Mountain Meadow, Near Highways 260 and 273, Arizona
James L. Tanner
Maricopa County Superior Court Plaza, Downtown Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Sacramento LDS Temple, Rancho Cordova, California USA
James L. Tanner
Above Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Student Dorms at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Arizona and Utah Border, Colorado City, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah USA
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.