Thursday, September 24, 2009

Devil's Tower

Interesting to see that today is the anniversary of Devil's Tower as a national monument. Seems like it is mostly an attraction for rock climbers, judging from the NPS site. I have this stamp in my collection.


  1. Beautiful stamp.

    Brinkley said that while TR never visited Devils Tower he may have seen it since he visited Gillette and another Wyoming town Brinkley lists. I've driven through Gillette many times and have never seen the Tower -- I'm wondering if this is another one of Brinkley's weird assumptions or if it's really that big and I just wasn't looking for it. I'll have to check it out next time....

  2. I imagine tourism peaked back in the late 70s when Spielberg made Devil's Tower the centerpiece of his movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.