THE CALIFORNIA-OREGON TRAIL
From the 1830's to the 1870's, the 2,000-mile road
connecting Missouri river towns with California and
Oregon was America's greatest transcontinental highway.
Several routes led west from the river, converging into
one trail by the time Fort Kearny (Neb.) vicinity
was reached. One of them began near present Kansas
City and passed this point, crossing Rock creek not far
from the highway bridge.
Here a great campground was located because of the
From a point about two miles south of this marker