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Bridgeport
Bridgeport

Photo by Christopher Amundson Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock are prominent in pioneer history and ancient legends. Courthouse Rock got its name because of its blocky shape. Oregon Trail migrants thought it looked like a courthouse; the smaller formation nearby was ther

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Prairie Winds Community Center
Prairie Winds Community Center

Travelers to Bridgeport Welcome to Work Out and Shower Travelers are welcome to use the exercise room and shower at Prairie Winds Community Center on North Main Street. For more information, contact the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce at (308) 262-1825 or visit www.bridgeportneb.com.

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Pioneer Trails Museum
Pioneer Trails Museum

Bridge Started First and the Town Grew Up Around It As its name indicates, the town of Bridgeport started with a bridge. Camp Clarke was the site of an early bridge across the North Platte River, built to serve gold rush travelers going to and from the Black Hills. When the railroad came thro

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Bridgeport State Recreation Area
Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Waterski, Camp, Fish and Hike Near Bridgeport, Nebraska Just off Highways 26 and 92 on the west edge of town, Bridgeport State Recreation Area offers primitive camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and waterskiing. It is open year-round. A state park entry permit is required. For more information,

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Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock Golf Course
Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock Golf Course

Fore!  Play Golf in Bridgeport. Courthouse and Jail Rock Golf Club, a nine-hole public course, is near Bridgeport. For more information, contact the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce at (308) 262-1825 or visit www.bridgeportneb.com.

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Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock
Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Wildcat Hills Guided Pioneers West Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock are ruggedly beautiful and prominent in the pioneer history and ancient legends of the region. Courthouse Rock rises 340 feet above the valley floor and got its name because of its blocky shape. O

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Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock was the most noted landmark along the Oregon Trail.

Chimney Rock Guided Pioneers Moving West Visible to wagon trains from several days away, Chimney Rock’s 120-foot spire was unlike anything Oregon Trail pioneers had ever seen. The landmark’s story is told at the Ethel and Christopher J. Abbott Visitor Center at Chimney Rock National His

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