The Rockford Squire travels out West to Devils Tower, Wyoming

Left to Right: Chuck, Hailey and Kelly standing in front of Devils Tower National Monument.
Left to Right: Chuck, Hailey and Kelly standing in front of Devils Tower National Monument.

Local residents Hailey, Zach (not pictured), Chuck, and Kelly Huffman took the Squire with them on their one-week vacation out west. While on their trip, they visited Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota, as well as Devils Tower in Wyoming.

Devils Tower, established as our nations first monument by former president Theodore Roosevelt, has numerous ideas from mutliple scientists as to how the tower was actually formed. Most geologists agree that the monument was formed by intrusion (the forcible entry of magma into or between other rock formations) of igneous material.  However, the simplest explanation is that Devils Tower is a stock—a small intrusive body formed by magma which cooled underground and was later exposed by erosion. Until erosion began its work, Devils Tower was not visible above the overlying sedimentary rocks. But the forces of erosion, particularly that of water, began to wear away the soft sandstones and shales above and around the Tower, leaving it how it stands today.