Scotts Bluff National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument:

see ScottsbluffScottsbluff
, city (1990 pop. 13,711), Scotts Bluff co., W Nebr., on the North Platte River near the Wyo. line; inc. 1900. It is the market, distribution, and processing point of an irrigated farm region. Besides livestock and agriculture, there is some light industry.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument

Address:PO Box 27
Gering, NE 69341

Phone:308-436-4340
Fax:308-436-7611
Web: www.nps.gov/scbl/
Size: 3,005 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 12, 1919.
Location:On the North Platte River, 3 miles west of Gering, Nebraska, and 5 miles southwest of the town of Scottsbluff. The visitor center is just off NE 92.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, auto touring, ranger-guided walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Rising 800 feet above the valley floor, this massive promontory was a landmark for many peoples, and it served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express trails. The monument museum contains exhibits about the human and natural history of the area and also houses the world's largest collection of paintings by the frontier photographer and artist William Henry Jackson.

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SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77558A, 77645, 77672; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77883, 77884, 77923.
DAWES County: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 385, 393; 19 km SW of Chadron, on rock, Morgan 566; Chadron State Park, 15 km S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan 531, 545; on rock, Morgan and Egan 443; on rock, Egan 13330; KEYA PAHA: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on exposed caliche face, Ladd 16461, 16470; on weathered concrete, Ladd 16562; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77500, 77504, 77532, 77534, 77559, 77593, 77597, 77605, 77658, 77682, 77704, on Rhus, Wetmore 77593, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Wetmore 77579; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77840, 77914, 77932; Ft.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scotts Bluff National Monument, Wetmore 77728, on Populus, Wetmore 77736; on Juniperus, Wetmore 77499, 77648; on Rhus, Wetmore 77727; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on Ulmus, Wetmore 77793.
GARDEN County: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on rock, Wetmore 77401, 77422; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, 77438; on Pinus ponderosa, Wetmore 77436; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77770, 77773, 77775, 77796, 77817, 77853, 77859, 77887, 77901, 77929, 77953; 13 miles N of Mitchell, on rock, Wetmore 77753.
FURNAS County: w of Oxford, Kiener 6349; HARLAN: Mascot, on Populus, Kiener 6333; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on Juniperus, Wetmore 77426; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on Ulmus, Wetmore 77791.
BROWN County: Bobcat State Wildlife Management Area, 20 km N of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 267; Keller Park State Recreation Area, 15 km NE of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 224; DAWES: Chadron State Park, 15 km S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan 540, 541, 546; Egan 13337; GARDEN: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on rock, Wetmore 77407; KEYA PAHA: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on exposed caliche, Ladd 16457, 16590; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77542; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77893, 77906.