This historic theme focuses on
means of communication, both physical and electronic, as well as the
history of the activities themselves.
A. Written Word (Newspapers and Periodicals)
B. Mail Service (Overland, Water, and Air Routes)
C. Telegraph and Telephone
F. Post World War II Electronic
G. Spoken Word (Oratory and Public Speaking)
prominent natural landmark (above) for emigrants on the Oregon Trail,
Scotts Bluff, Mitchell Pass and the adjacent prairie lands are set aside
in a 3,000 acre national monument. This site preserves the memory of the
historic Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. The monument museum
contains exhibits about the human and natural history of the area and
also holds a unique collection of watercolor paintings by the frontier
photographer and artist William Henry Jackson.
The links below will take you to other NPS units
which contain additional information regarding this historical theme.
Following that are links to related materials, which will provide more
detailed Web sites that discuss selected aspects of this historical
National Park Service units