Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

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Chimney Rock— Most Mentioned Landmark

Maybe this national historic site in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska isn't American's most-talked-about tourist attraction anymore, but according to historian Merril Mattes, it was the most mentioned landmark among pioneers traveling westward in the mid-1800's. There's no record of any special events ever taking place at the tall, tower-like rock formation, but settlers moving west cited it so frequently that it's now recognized as a unique symbol of the great westward migration.