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Chimney Rock Cemetery

For the Pioneers, Chimney Rock was one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails.  Chimney Rock is located in Morrill County in western Nebraska.  It has a hight of 300 feet.

"The first recorded mention of 'Chimney Rock' was in 1827 by Joshua Pilcher. Pilcher had journeyed up the Platte River valley to the Salt Lake rendezvous of the Rocky Mountain fur trappers. The first non-natives to see the pillar were probably the Astorians of Robert Stuart in their eastern journey from the Pacific Ocean in 1813. This marker of the plains was recorded in many journals after this time.

Based on sketches, paintings, written accounts, and the 1897 photograph by Darton, Chimney Rock was taller when it was first seen by settlers, but has been reduced in height since then by erosion and lightning. In 1992 a lightning strike that caused part of the rock to tumble off of the spire was recorded by a tourist's video camera."

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney_Rock_National_Historic_Site

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