Eastern Plains of Wyoming
- It was made a national monument on September, 24 1906
- -1st National Monument
- -Protected because 65 million years ago, molten lava was forced into existing hard rock formations.
- -400,000 visitors a year, of those, 4,000 are climbers.
- -Protection: Antiquities Act of 1906 allowed presidents to create national monuments. Also, it is very sacred to Native Americans and they do not want people climbing it.
- -Attractions: people visit this monument to climb it and see it.
Number of Visitors per Year:
Almost 400,000 visitors every year.
Why Should You Visit Devil's Moutain?
- Amazing Hiking
- Visit the Circle of Sacred Smoke Sculpture
- Winter Activities such as hiking, cross country skiing, and climbing
- Junior Ranger Program for youth
Circle of Sacred Smoke Sculpture
Why it was Protected
Devils Tower was first protected by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 because it was sacred to many Native American Tribe.
To help protect the tower, the National Park Service has developed a climbing management plan that includes voluntary closures of routes. Some routes are also annually closed from March to July to protect the nesting areas of Prairie Falcons.
At the national level, Congress passed laws establishing federal regulation of the meat-packing, drug, and railroad industries, and strengthened anti-trust laws. It also lowered the tariff, established federal control over the banking system, and enacted legislation to improve working condition. Four constitutional amendments were adopted during the Progressive era, which authorized an income tax, provided for the direct election of senators, extended the vote to women, and prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.