For Day 1 of Wyoming I've got a vintage postcard of Devils Tower at sunset. I had expected to be traveling so I had picked out 4 themes and got them ready to go. My older daughter's house was basically a Petri dish of illnesses. They're all better, but visit is postponed for now.
Why Wyoming? I picked a random USA box and a random international box. I did a Yellowstone theme a long time ago, but never just WY. I found some fabulous postcards so I'd like to share them with you. This first has a sunset which is a metaphor for the end of the year.
Wyoming, The Equality State, joined the Union in 1890. Tomorrow I'll talk about how women got the right to vote there in 1869, but tonight it's this amazing rock formation and America's first National Monument. Thanks, President Theodore Roosevelt (1906). Some of you may recognize this from the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Who needs a movie set when you've got this? But it's more - this is a Sacred Place for Native Americans, including the Kiowa, Lakota, and Cheyenne. There are legends of an enormous bear and legends pertaining to the Big Dipper constellation. As you can see, the sky has a powerful presence here with this giant Laccolithic Butte jutting into the sky 1,267 feet (386 m). The National Park Service has this open year round, even though trails aren't maintained in the winter. Also you'll need to check the Wyoming Department of Transportation for road information. There could be closures due to snow. And be prepared for cold, although it's colder in Boston right now. Brrrrr.... You can check them out on Instagram: @devilstowernps
Please join me again tomorrow for more Wyoming!
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