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Find a photo album of steam ferryboats, pre-1923 postcards of the Omaha area, original paintings by William Henry Jackson, and Chimney Rock paintings, photographs, sketches and artifacts.
 
Council Bluffs & Nebraska Ferry Company & Union Pacific Transfer Album Thirteen images dated 1864-1871 showing steam ferryboats, accompanying text written by Don Snoddy in November 2003.
Early Omaha: Gateway to the West Postcard Gallery 125 pre-1923 postcard images of Omaha and the Omaha Metropolitan Area.
Overland Migration Artifacts Seventeen images of artifacts related to the overland migration are collected along with descriptions of the artifacts (that are displayed at theChimney Rock visitor center outside Bayard, Nebraska) and quotes from overland trail travelers.
Paintings of Chimney Rock Four paintings of Chimney Rock, Nebraska by four different artists working in oil, watercolor, and chalk from the 1950s--1990s.
Postcards of Chimney Rock Nine postcards showing different views of Chimney Rock, Nebraska.
Sketches of Chimney Rock Twenty sketches of Chimney Rock, Nebraska, by a variety of artists and travelers, from 1841--1866.
William Henry Jackson Collection, Original paintings by this American artist/photographer of the late 1800s and early 1900s are held by the Oregon Trail Museum at Scotts Bluff National Monument. Much of the art work portrays life on the Oregon Trail and the difficulties of pioneers traveling to Oregon.

Photo courtesy of Scotts Bluff National Monument

Western Trails
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Western Trails
Supported in part by funding from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services, administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

For more information, contact Devra Dragos.