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Chimney Rock, in western Nebraska, was one of the most prominent sites along the Oregon Trail. The clay and sandstone structure rises 325 feet above the valley, and can be seen for miles across the Nebraska flatlands. The rock itself has changed over time, slowly eroding to what you see now. It is anyone's guess how long this unique structure will last.

The rock is featured on the back side of the Nebraska state quarter, noting its importance to the state's history itself.

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