Devils Tower – Oh the Stories They Tell!

Driving on Highway 90 in Wyoming, just west of the South Dakota border, you can’t help but see it.  To the north, jutting straight up out of the plains of Eastern Wyoming stands a rock tower,  known as Devils Tower, over 800 feet above the floor of the valley.  Even at 80 miles per hour it stays in your vision for several minutes, drawing you in for a closer look. For centuries, Native Americans have lived around the tower and been drawn to it’s presence.  Early explorers, trappers, settlers, all commented on it as they passed by.  Eventually, it was[…]

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Did George Washington Really Start the French and Indian War?

We Love the Stories As we travel through this beautiful country we hear stories!  Here’s one we had never heard before.  George Washington, our favorite Revolutionary War Hero and First President, was accused by both the French and the British of starting the French and Indian War.  I missed that day in High School History class, so I never really learned about the French and Indian War.  The short story is that the French and British fought for the North American continent during the 1750s and 1760s mostly using Native Indians and Colonists as their surrogates.   For background on the[…]

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