DEVILS TOWER (WY). by Greg Beaumont.
National Park Service Handbook #111 to history and natural history of towering volcanic rock formation in Wyoming, with travel info. How the tower was formed according to Native American legend and to geologists. Role in Native American culture, history of climbing, wildlife and plants. Includes nearby attractions. Color photos, 81 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 024-005-008101-1. 1981. Covers a bit scuffed. Order #: USGB2343 paper$5.95.
DEVILS TOWER: the story behind the scenery (WY). Norton.
Interpretive view of this monolith and the natural world surrounding its rise out of the Wyoming landscape. This beautiful mystery tower is a source of excitement and activity to climbers, geologists, storytellers and visitors from around the world. 48 pages, color illustratrions.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-051-3 1991. First printing. Order #: KCPU4749 paper$8.95.
HISTORY OF DEVILS TOWER: the first national monument. by Ray H. Mattison.
Origin of the tower was explained by Indian legends in which the rock grew to save people from bears. And so the rock grew so high the bears' jumps only caused them to scratch the rock with their claws and not reach the people, thus leaving the vertical lines still seen on the tower. There are volcanic origin explanations as well, developed by early U.S. Geological Survey parties. The Tower was proposed as a national park in 1892 and became a national monument, the first, in 1906. But before that a ladder was built up the Tower so that visitors could get to the top. After the period of the ladder a parachutist landed on the top but had to be rescued by a climbing party. Thousands of other climbs of the Tower have since occurred, but are now coordinated with sensitivities of regional Native Americans who find religious connections with it. Short biographies of park superintendents are presented as is a chronology of events. Photographs, 20 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1984.. Order #: DETO2233 paper$3.95.
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