Looking West: Nebraska Trail Preservation


Publication: Overland Journal, Vol. 32, No. 1

Author: David Welch

Date of Publication: Spring 2014

PDF File: Nebraska-Trail-Preservation.pdf


When we consider trail preservation, we tend to focus on the Western states since much of the surveying trail exists where other uses (also known as “progress”) have not resulted in its destruction. While there are impacts, Wyoming has the best-preserved trail and trail settings, Nevada follows, and then by smaller segments Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and California. What about the first states encountered by the emigrants: Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska?