Near Devils Tower in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Devils Tower ... the first National Monument
President Roosevelt acted under the authority of of the Antiquities Act of 1906 which declared, "that the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and pre-historic structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments..."
Location. 44° 35.412′ N, 104° 43.176′ W. Marker is near Devils Tower, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on Devils Tower National Monument Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Devils Tower WY 82714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friends, Family, and Fun (here, next to this marker); How Did the Tower Form? (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buried Tower (about 500 feet away); People of the Land (about 700 feet Life Above and Below Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); What Are Those Big Concrete Pyramids Down by the River? (approx. ¾ mile away); Devils Tower (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Devils Tower (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Devils Tower.
More about this monument. This marker is in Devils Tower National Monument mounted on the side of the Visitors Center.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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