"Slow progress - but getting there." I'm sure those exact words were said by the pioneers crossing the seemingly unending expanse of prairie. Along the trail they would be able to mark their progress as they passed landmarks such as "Chimney Rock", Court House Rock", "Scotts Bluff", ... just to name a few.
I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to cross the vastness of this country before there were roads. I can only imagine what it took to traverse the rugged prairie in a covered wagon. You could see “nothing forever” but endless grass and sky. Sometimes as I drive the now graded and paved roads I think of myself following the trail of the early pioneers … following the trail they blazed for me