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The Mormon Trail - Stop 4 - Great Plains

This page tells about the fourth stop on the Mormon Trail - the Great Plains
Great Plains

Great Plains

The Endless Prairie

The Great Plains is a vast expanse of prairie and flatlands extending across the middle section of the United States. The area is characterized by flat grasslands or rolling hills with relatively few trees. The area has been historically used for farming, ranching, and manufacturing. Some areas of the Great Plains are completely devoid of people, and others have just four or five per thousand square miles. Much of the Great Plains is known as "Tornado Alley" because most of the nation's tornadoes occur here. The Great Plains area is the home of the American Bison. Millions once roamed here before westward expansion occurred in the 1800's.

Next Stop: Chimney Rock

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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