Landmarks. Chimney Rock. 90 meters high Carved names in rock - Rises near Bayard,Nebraska Nearly half a million emigrants saw Chimney Rock. Independence Rock. Many emigrants arrived here on the fourth of July. Named in 1830 by William Sublette
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- Rises near Bayard,Nebraska
Daily Life on the Trail
Horses were rejected to go on the trail.
Oxen were the most common.
Mules were the second common.
Horses could not live off prairie grass.
Make Soap or candles.
Singing around campfire.
Children wrestled each other at school.
Held spelling bees
Reading and writing in journals.
Jobs of the Era
Hardly any real doctors traveled along the trail to cure diseases.
People who were sick and dead from disease along the trail would be abandoned on the side of the road.
Cholera killed more emigrants than anything else.