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Top: Independence Rock today, as filmed by the makers of THE WEST. Pioneers travelling the Oregon Trail paused here to carve their names on this towering mound of solid granite.

Bottom: Names inscribed on Independence Rock, as filmed by the makers of THE WEST. The landmark is thought to have received its name when as many as one thousand emigrants, headed West on the Oregon Trail, gathered at its base on July 4, 1847, for a riotous celebration.

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Photo of inscriptions on Independence Rock

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