Friday, 28 June 2013

Devil's Tower - Wyoming

Wyoming is ranked 50th out of the 50 US states for population with only 576,412 inhabitants. As you drive through the state which incidentally is the 10th largest in the USA, you begin to feel how empty it is. The first town we came across proudly boasted a population of 15, and was called Aladdin. If you get the opportunity, you must visit the Gas Station, built in the 1800's it still has all the original decor.

Aladdin Gas Station interior

Aladdin Gas Station public toilet - Its a hole in the ground with a wooden bench!

We were in Wyoming specifically to visit the Devils Tower, and this sign is in a parking area by the side of the road when driving towards the Tower.

On the journey to the Tower we stopped at a town called Hulett. This is a large town with a population of 384. We decided to stop at the 'Rodeo Bar' in the hope we might see some real cowboys.



The Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,114 feet (1,559 m) above sea level.

Turkey Vulture - Flying above the Devil's Tower

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Aladdin is a pretty much small town.. only 15 people lives there!!


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