Though we can't go back and watch Oregon Trail emigrants rolling across the West in their prairie schooners, we can see some of the sights they witnessed...such as sandhill cranes settling down for the night along the North Platte River in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Oregon National Historic Trail
Crossing Wyoming was a tedious, and dangerous, task for those heading to a new life in Oregon or perhaps California. Here, at along the Oregon Trail at Pacific Springs not far from South Pass City, Wyoming, with the Wind River Range in the distance, emigrants would stop to rest themselves and their livestock. For some, it was their final stop, as several graves are in the area.