It Means Something: The Devils Tower

The Devils Tower National Monument is a mystical land mark and not because it was made famous in the classic movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Located in Crook County, Wyoming, the tower has been a sacred place for Native American tribes for centuries and is still used today. The tower rises above its surroundings to about 5,114 feet in elevation and it’s rough, cracked vertical surface has captivated all who have seen it. The Native Americans believe the marks were caused by a giant bear climbing to the top (that’s actually how the tower received it’s name but it was mistranslated to Devil’s Tower). Science isn’t sure. What is agreed upon by geologists is that the tower was formed by intrusion; magma being forced into or between other rock formations.

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