Photo of the Day 15 March 2008

Chimney Rock, Nebraska, 2000
Photograph by Jim Richardson
Twilight descends on Chimney Rock, a 325-foot (100-meter) geological formation in Nebraska's North Platte River valley. In the first half of the 19th century, scores of emigrants traveling west on the Oregon Trail passed this famous landmark, originally called "Elk Penis" by Native Americans before it was renamed by white settlers.