The wheels of mid-19th Century Conestoga wagons making their way west along the Oregon and Mormon trails carved into sandstone just outside Guernsey,Wyoming. The ruts are among the best preserved in the West.
Ruts mark the land over which Conestoga wagons carried settlers and their belonging west along the Oregon and Mormon trails in the 19th Century. These are in sandstone at Guernsey, Wyoming, and are among the best preserved in the West.
It is one of many spire-like columns in the Great American West. The distinctive shapes became navigating aids for people on the move, whether native or pioneer. This one is in western Nebraska.