Devils Tower

Devil’s Tower is the nation’s first national monument. The teardrop shaped tower rises 867  feet from its base. That’s why it’s so hard to miss while driving through Hulett, Wyoming.

Depending on who you talk to, the story about how Devils Tower came to be varies. Geologists say the tower formed 50 million years ago when molten magma was forced into sedimentary rocks above it and cooled underground. As it cooled it contracted and fractured into columns.

Native American versions describe young children running from a bear. The tree stump rises into the air and in an effort to catch and kill the kids, the bear scratches the tree — which is how the tower received it’s columns.

However Devils Tower came to be, it’s truly a sight to see.


2 responses to “Devils Tower

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s