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Vik9740
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There's a neat indian legend about this unusual outcropping. It is out in the middle of flat land. Said to be a volcanic core but indians believed that 7 little girls were playing on the prarie when they were attacked by a huge grizzly. The ran and climbed upon this rock and prayed for it to save them. The rock began growing taller and taller keeping them out of the bear's reach. "claw marks" are visible all around it from his attempts. There is now a constellation of the 7 sisters directly above it, said to hold the souls of those girls keeping watch over the rock.
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August 25, 2008
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Photograph
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK CX7530 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/180 sec
F Number
f/9.5
Focal Length
17 mm

Image Comments


Aug 25, 2008 4:25:14 pm
Interesting story behind it, and nice shot!

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 4:48:32 pm
omg I am hoping the story is just that" a wise tail.
what a terrific strong structure this is:
wonderful capture: thanks for sharing:

by evielouise Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 4:55:28 pm
A real beauty of a capture here, Vik. Yep, there's also the bear constellation to go along with the seven sisters one. Thanks for the descriptive narrative, as well.

by photostar Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 5:07:49 pm
Wonderful legend!!!! And such a beautiful shot of this classic landmark.

by ppetersen Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 6:22:45 pm
Awesome shot and story !

by Steak Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 7:21:23 pm
It's a great Wyoming landmark just off old US 14. There are other volcanic plugs nearby that form the Bearlodge mountains to the north - not as spectacular. Devil's Tower was featured in the sci-fi movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) by Steven Spielberg.

I worked several weeks just east of there. It is awesome to stand near the foot and look up.

Nice image of the Tower.

by drace68 Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 9:29:42 pm
Amazing capture

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 9:55:25 pm
Excellent photo!

by FCLittle Homepage »

Aug 27, 2008 4:18:06 am
Wonderful photo.

by ledwolorz Homepage »

Aug 27, 2008 9:27:11 am
Fantastic capture ... A close encounter. "A must zoom in image" ... Xcellent Vikki !!!

by DRAKELOT Homepage »

Aug 27, 2008 1:22:41 pm
Great legend! Wonderful shot.

by mbz2662 Homepage »

Aug 27, 2008 6:49:49 pm
Tell me you didn't bike out there!! ;-) Quite a sight! Definitely weird country.

by weesel Homepage »

Sep 5, 2008 3:27:12 am
Why do I hear the theme song from the movie 2001 playing in my head?

Truely monolithic.

kell +5

by mesh_monger Homepage »

Sep 15, 2008 3:01:55 pm
Fantastic shot and a great story to go with it. I had often wondered if this really existed -amazing! Thanks for showing it here.

by e-brink Homepage »

Sep 22, 2008 4:20:46 am
Love the shot and the story. A cool close encounter!

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Oct 26, 2008 2:04:47 pm
I like the American Native story better than the Close Encounter of the thrid kind story.

by Gwyn Tyger Homepage »

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