Devils Tower National Monument
It was another one of those moments! Honey, stop the truck now! Of course he couldn't as there was no pullout nor shoulder on the side of the road but there was a Trading Post just ahead. He ever so kindly turned into the parking lot and thought surely I could get that photo from there just as well. I tried but it just wasn't the same so I walked back up the road to the place that had grabbed my attention and was very glad I did! There it was...that huge waving American flag just to the side of the Devils Tower. Since the Devils Tower was our nations very first National Monument established by President Roosevelt in 1906, well, the photo just had to include that big gorgeous flag!!
The Devils Tower is revered by many Native American tribes, the Arapaho,Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lakota and Shoshone, as a sacred place and prayer bundles and cloths can be seen along the trails. In addition, it is a Mecca for rock climbers of which we saw at least a dozen making their way to the top. And we can't forget those fans of Steven Spielberg that remember it as the backdrop to the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." And for those that do not fall into any of those categories, it is a spectacular sight to see for the geological wonder that it is.
Thank you for looking,
August 31st, 2014
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