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Devils Tower National Monument

You will not forget the first time you see Devils Tower.  Approaching from the south on Highway 24, the tower suddendly appears from the top of the last rise in the road. It is a solitary sentinel on the rolling plains surrounding the Black Hills, near the Belle Fourche River. It is easy to understand why Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument as our nation’s first national monument. Continue reading Devils Tower National Monument

Painted Hills Unit of John Day Fossil Beds

North-central Oregon is home to a geologic gem called John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. It is made up of three areas: the Painted Hills Unit, Clarno Unit, and Sheep Rock Unit.

In this post, we are going to feature the Painted Hills Unit. Read on to learn more about this amazing location and see some photographs from our gallery.

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