Devils Tower in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The unique geological attributes of Devils Tower stimulated early preservation efforts. In 1892 Wyoming Senator Francis E. Warren persuaded the General Land Office to create a timber reserve which surrounded the Tower. Senator Warren also launched an unsuccessful effort to declare the entire area a national park. In 1906 Congress passed the Antiquities Act which empowered the President to bestow national monument status upon federally owned lands that contain historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures, and other significant
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
Location. 44° 33.609′ N, 104° 41.165′ W. Marker is in Devils Tower, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on State Highway 24 near State Highway 110, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 476 Wyoming Highway 24, Devils Tower WY 82714, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Devils Tower (a few steps from this marker); Life Above and Below Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away); What Are Those Big Concrete Pyramids Down by the River? (approx. 2.2 miles away); People of the Land (approx. 2½ miles away); Buried Tower (approx. 2.6 miles away); How Did the Tower Form? (approx. 2.6 miles away); Devils Tower ... the first National Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Friends, Family, and Fun (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Devils Tower.
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