Old Settlers' Picnic planned for Sept. 25


September 8, 2022

courtesy NPS

People would gather by the thousands every June at Devils Tower National Monument.

A place takes on meaning for people when they become attached to it. The sights, sounds and smells make a powerful imprint on our memories; they help us connect to an area.

We develop a sense of place based on our experiences, and the shared culture and folklore associated with those experiences. Many residents of the Black Hills region identify with Devils Tower because of the sense of place that has been cultivated by using the land as a gathering spot for many generations.

Modern gatherings at the Tower can be traced back to July 4, 1893, when William Rogers and Willard Ripley promoted...

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