Monday, June 14, 2010

In Montana

The wifi connections have been poor or worse. We were in Gillette, Wyoming for two days. We spent Sunday checking out the Devil's Tower. It is 825 feet high and is the core of a volcano. It was designated the first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. This morning we toured a coal mine. The Powder River valley sits on a 100 foot layer of coal that is mined from a large pits. There are 15 coal mines in the valley. It was very interesting and the Eagle Butte mine we visited sends coal to St. Mary's. Tomorrow we are visiting the Custer Battleground. Sorry there are no pictures but I hope to have some soon.

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