The Overland Trail

An Official Millennium Trail

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Looking Back: Trappers, Mountain Men and Indians On The Trail Stations, Stops, and Landmarks Along The Overland Trail from Julesburg to Fort Bridger The Stage Stations on the Overland Trail from East to West
  • Julesburg: the Wild West at the "California Crossing"
  • Following the South Platte: Julesburg to Latham
  • Fort Sedgwick
  • Latham: an important junction on the South Platte
  • Latham to LaPorte, via Denver
  • Fort St. Vrain along the South Platte River
  • Fort Vasquez Built in 1837 by Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette
  • The Fort Morgan Cutoff
  • Denver: the largest settlement in the West
  • Namaqua At the Big Thompson, also known as "Mariano's Crossing"
  • Looking at LaPorte: gateway to the Rockies.
  • From LaPorte to Virginia Dale along the old Cherokee Trail
  • Livermore,Colorado home of the historic Forks Cafe, built in 1874
  • Virginia Dale: site of the only station to remain intact on the Overland Trail
  • Willow Springs near present day Tie Siding, Wyoming
  • North into Wyoming: From Willow Springs to The North Platte Crossing
  • Big Laramie
  • Fort Halleck
  • The North Platte Crossing
  • North Platte to LaClede
  • La Clede
  • Big Pond to Fort Bridger
  • Fort Bridger
  • Stage Drivers and Other Employees, and also Messengers On the Overland Stage Line

    Virginia Dale, Colorado Site of remarkably intact stage station.

  • Virginia Dale, The Community: Yesterday and Today
  • The Virginia Dale Stage Station built by Jack Slade
  • Life at the Station: 1862
  • A peek at the landscape
  • Other Personalities Along the Overland Trail

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