Monday, September 19, 2011

Devils Tower

In Crook County in Northeastern Wyoming sits the first ever United States National Monument declared by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. Devils Tower is a monolithic igneous intrusion, or in other words, it is the core of a volcano that has been exposed from erosion. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain, and its boundaries enclose an area of 1,347 acres. The rock is considered a sacred treasure by many American Indian tribes.

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