Scotts Bluff is named after a fur trapper - Hiram Scott who had a fateful trip to the bluff in 1828. The legends of his life and death add to the many stories of Scotts Bluff.
William Henry Jackson, was a pioneer photographer and artist whose lifespan covered 99 years (1843 -1942). Jackson witnessesd and documented the westward expansion, American Indian life, and was one of the first to photograph Yellowstone. Scotts Bluff National Monument is proud to have the world's largest collection of his sketches, paintings, and photographs.
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Wahclellaspirit (4087) 2007-07-08 12:38
Very good image showing the mode of travel west. My family was one of the three first families to setler in Oregon near Baker city, Oregon. In Haines, there is a state museum showing artifacts from the past wagon trains.
I like the angle you chose to show the bluffs and to include the spiny plant and wagon.
- Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) (685)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-04
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-08 9:34