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Devil's Tower

Public Domain Image by S. Carter, NPS

Devil's Tower National Monument was designated as America's first National Monument on this date in 1906. It protects a remarkable rock formation, created by the extrusion of magma through surrounding sedimentary rock about 60 million years ago. The monument is relatively small, covering only about two square miles, but it attracts many visitors every year, including a few thousand who manage to climb it.


If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.
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