30 April 2015

Those Places Thursday revisits Devil's Tower

Considered a spiritual place by many, Devil’s Tower is a monolith of igneous rock. It was formed by the magma which forcibly entered into or between other rock formations of igneous material. Geologists believe it formed approximately 60 million years ago during the Paleogene Period. 

A translator misunderstood the name to mean Bad God’s Tower and the name was later amended to Devil’s Tower. It became our first national monument in 1906, established as such by then President Theodore Roosevelt.  

Located in the Black Hills in northeast Wyoming, over 400,000 people visit Devil’s Tower each year. A small percent of visitors actually climb the monument as well.  

In 1983 we visited there. The photos are from that visit.


Those Places Thursday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.