The Scotts Bluff National Monument Digital History Project

Entrance sign to Scotts Bluff National Monument.

History is about stories.

Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska is a national treasure with a rich history. Everyone who has visited, worked at, or engaged with the monument has a unique perspective on what makes this place’s history so interesting and important.

What do you think is the most important part of the history of Scotts Bluff National Monument and the surrounding region? What is the most interesting part of the history that is not commonly known?

This collaborative website is a project to collect ideas and feedback about the rich, multi-faceted history of Scotts Bluff National Monument and the surrounding region.

The Public Lands History Center (PLHC) at Colorado State University is writing a comprehensive history of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and this website is designed to be a collaborative digital history component of the history project to collect material and feedback from the community relating to the history of the monument so that together we can promote and preserve the history of this iconic landmark.

The team welcomes the Scotts Bluff community’s involvement in this project! Please peruse our website to learn more about the project and our research team, explore our research updates, including progress reports, a master bibliography, and timeline, and explore our photo galleries, maps, and other media.

But we want you to do more than just find out what we are doing–we want you to help us out! Please visit the Get Involved tab for more information on how you can share your stories, insights, photographs, and other information with us. Your involvement and collaboration in this project will enable us all to learn from each other as together we work to promote and preserve the history of one of our nation’s treasures.

Please help us preserve the history of Scotts Bluff by sharing your perspective on this landmark.

 

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