People have always been traveling; short or long distances and for all sorts of reasons. Since prehistoric times, people have traveled all over this land. Centuries later, Native Americans followed the trails of their ancestors. These routes would later be learned by the fur trappers and traders, then the westward bound emigrants. As more tracks were built across the west, people came out in numbers to settle the North Platte Valley area. Soon automobiles became the method of travel which resulted in the construction of roadways.
This zone highlights
- Nomadic Tribes
- Emigrant Trails West
- Paul and Helen Henderson’s Legacy
- Development of the Trains
- Development of Roadways
- Interactive: Telegraph Office