Travel-Devils Tower TB04
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Texas, United States
In SandToad's Pathway to Purgatory
This is not collectible.
Use TB7FB40 to reference this item.
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About This Item
In the fall of 2015 my wife and I made a trip from Texas up through Wyoming, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for something to convert into a travel bug. This is one such item.
Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith. The oval-shaped mesa around the Tower suggests the old volcano's shape. The area is part of the Black Hills, near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain. Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. In recent years, about 1% of the Monument's 400,000 annual visitors climbed Devils Tower, mostly using traditional climbing techniques.
The name Devil's Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Col. Richard Irving Dodge when his interpreter misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, which then became Devil's Tower. All information signs in that area use the name "Devils Tower", following a geographic naming standard whereby the apostrophe is eliminated.
There are several legends among native American tribes about the Devils Tower; the beginnings of the stories vary (adventurous boys, silly girls, lost children) but they all end with a giant bear leaving claw marks on the tower. It is actually lava rock that cooled and remained in place while the surrounding and overlying rock eroded away.
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