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The Mormon Trail - Stop 3 - Platte River

This page tells about the third stop on the Mormon Trail - the Platte River
Platte River

Platte River

Important Shallow River

The Platte River played a crucial role in America's westward expansion. Significant portions of the Oregon and Mormon Trails followed the shallow river. The Platte River is one of the most important migratory stopovers for waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, and the endangered Whooping Crane.

Next Stop: Great Plains

MormonTrail Map

Mormon Trail Stops

Introduction
Nauvoo, Illinois
Council Bluffs
Platte River
Great Plains
Chimney Rock
Rocky Mountains
Great Salt Lake

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