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Standwatch Trip Day 6

By |2018-07-21T19:36:06+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Today, started out just like any other morning on the trip. We got up around 6:15 a.m. and who would've thought we would get the leadership lesson we got. Turns out when everyone has to drink a whole bottle of water [...]

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Day 6-7 Factoids

By |2018-07-21T19:36:44+00:00July 18th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 16-17th: 1. Colorado National Monument President William Howard Taft established Colorado National Monument. 2. Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs sits on top of the rugged Rocky Mountains. 3. Colorado Springs There are 5.2 million visitors annually in Colorado Springs.

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Seven and Eight

By |2018-07-18T10:09:57+00:00July 18th, 2018|

1. Colorado National Monument: John Otto is the man who pushed for the land to become a Monument. Before this, he lived ruggedly on the grounds of the monument. He even got married here, but his wife left him a few [...]

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Western Expedition- Day 7- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-18T10:10:31+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Colorado National Monument—— Records an annual average of less than 12 inches of rain per year.  Glenwood Springs, CO—- Doc Holliday, a famous gambling gunslinger, died and is buried in Glenwood Springs. 

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Factoids: Day Seven

By |2018-07-18T10:10:43+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Serpent’s Trail in Colorado National Monument, make fifty four switchbacks in just two miles. Min 1885, the town founders wife of Glenwood Springs was having a difficult time adjusting to frontier life and convinced the founders to name it Glenwood Springs [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 8

By |2018-07-18T10:10:54+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Colorado Springs - Gold was discovered on the western slope of Pikes Peak in the 1890s, and bought such wealth to the area that by 1904 Colorado Springs was home to a third of the nation’s millionaires, earning it the nickname [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 7

By |2018-07-18T10:11:06+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Colorado National Monument - Vistors often see mule deer and may also spot coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, desert bighorns and much smaller mammals such as foxes, desert cottontails, squirrels, and other rodents. Glenwood Springs, CO - It was originally named “Defiance” [...]

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Day 6 Factoids

By |2018-07-18T10:07:38+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 15th: 1. Canyonlands National Park • There are more than 273 different bird species found in Canyonlands National Park 2.Grand Junction, Colorado • Grand Junction is located around the Colorado River

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Six

By |2018-07-15T04:55:47+00:00July 15th, 2018|

1. Canyonlands National Park: In 2003, adventurer Aron Ralston was trapped in a canyon slot near the Maze District of the park. He became famous after he had to amputate his own arm in order to free himself. He did this [...]

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Western Expedition- Day 6- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-15T04:54:03+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Canyonlands—-The Colorado and Green rivers meet in the park, dividing it into three districts called The Needles, Island in the Sky, and the Maze. Grand Junction, Colorado—— known as the Grand Valley curse, it is said that the Valley itself was [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 5

By |2018-07-15T04:45:08+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Yellow Stone National Park - one of Yellowstone’s earliest explores was stranded there for 37 days. Idaho Falls - Idaho Falls’ signature waterfall system is only 20 feet tall and largely man-made

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Factiod Day 5

By |2018-07-15T04:09:46+00:00July 15th, 2018|

1.) Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful, a geyser, erupts every 92 minuets on average. 2.) Idaho Falls Idaho Falls was founded in 1891.

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Factoids Day 5

By |2018-07-15T04:08:55+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Yellowstone National Park 1)Yellowstone National Park has 1000 to 3000 earthquakes each year. Idaho Falls 2)Idaho Falls got its name from the 1860s gold rush.

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Day 5 Factoids

By |2018-07-15T04:08:21+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 14th: 1. Yellowstone National Park •Yellowstone National Park has 1,000-3,000 earthquakes annually. 2. Idaho Falls • Idaho Falls is home to many eagles nests.

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StandWatch Trip: Day Six Factoids

By |2018-07-15T04:12:31+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Some animals found in Canyonlands National Park include kangaroo rats, desert cottontails, coyotes, mountain lions, desert bighorn sheep, and mule deer. Many believe by moving to Grand Junction, Colorado you automatically are cursed. It was cursed by native Utes during their [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 6

By |2018-07-15T04:44:23+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Canyonlands National Park - Reptiles are common in Canyonlands National Park and include species such as desert spiny lizards, northern whiptail lizards, and western collard lizards, and midget faded rattlesnakes (the only venomous snake in the park). Grand Junction, Colorado - [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Day Three Factoids

By |2018-07-14T04:34:25+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Historian Doane Robinson had the idea to make art in Mount Rushmore. Robinson originally wanted to carve the faces of western heroes such as Lewis and Clark. In Gillette, Wyoming you are not allowed to take a picture of a rabbit [...]

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Five

By |2018-07-14T04:29:16+00:00July 14th, 2018|

1. Yellowstone National Park: When the original explorers of the area tried to publish the account of their expedition, they received backlash from magazine editors who said their descriptions were “too far fetched.” 2. Idaho Falls: It’s the fourth largest city [...]

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Four

By |2018-07-14T04:28:29+00:00July 14th, 2018|

1. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: The Calvary soldiers during the battle were not prepared for the onslaught from the Indians. To defend themselves, some of the soldiers surrounded themselves with the bodies of dead horses. 2. Billings, Montana: Jeff Kober, [...]

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Factoids Day 2

By |2018-07-14T04:24:55+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 1)The entire Park has 585 campsites. Medicine Bow, Wyoming 2)President Theodore Roosevelt gave it the name “Medicine Bow”, where this is not its original name. Casper, Wyoming 3)Casper is nicknamed “The Oil City.”

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Factoids Day 3

By |2018-07-14T04:17:26+00:00July 14th, 2018|

1.) Mount Rushmore, WA George Washington’s nose is longer than the others by about a football his measures 21 feet from top to bottom. 2.) Devil’s Tower, WY The tower is a cultural and religious focal point for several American Indian [...]

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Factoid: Day 4

By |2018-07-14T02:48:56+00:00July 14th, 2018|

1.) Little Bighorn Battlefield Custer (US Army officer and Calvary commander) ordered horses to be killed to build  defensive walls for their last stand. 2.) Billings, MT as of June 2015, the unemployment rate is only 3.9%.

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Factoids Day 4

By |2018-07-14T04:23:39+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Little Bighorn National Monument 1)There were 263 calvaries men. Billings, Montana 2)It is nicknamed "City Beneath the Rimrocks" because the sandstone formations range from 300 to 800 feet tall.

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StandWatch Trip: Day Five Factoids

By |2018-07-14T04:47:05+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Yellowstone National Park is home to 67 species of mammals, 285 species of birds, 16 species of fish, 6 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians, and more than 7 aquatic species. Idaho Falls is known as the Niagara of the [...]

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Day 4 Factoids

By |2018-07-14T04:50:02+00:00July 13th, 2018|

1. Little Big Horn National Monument • Little Big Horn has very advanced CSI teams that can trace where a bullet was shot from and who shot it. 2. Billings, Montana • Billings, Mt was named after Northern Pacific Railway was [...]

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Factoids day 1

By |2018-07-18T10:12:30+00:00July 13th, 2018|

1. In Columbus, it's illegal to fish for whales on sundays. 2. In Houston, at the museum of health and medical science, there is a 27 1/2 foot intestine on display. 3. The term "cheeseburger" originated in Denver at the "Humpty [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Katy’s Factoids Day Three

By |2018-07-14T04:26:47+00:00July 13th, 2018|

1. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota: Before it was named Mount Rushmore, the mountain had been called Cougar Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Slaughterhouse Mountain, and Keystone Cliffs. 2. Gillette, Wyoming: Gillette began as a tent town in 1891, the same year railroads were [...]

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Western Expedition- Day 2- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-15T04:14:39+00:00July 13th, 2018|

Medicine Bow Wyoming—- built in 1909 the three story Virginia hotel was the largest hotel between Denver and Salt Lake City at the time. Because Medicine Bow was founded as a watering station along the river, it was an important place [...]

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Factoids day 3

By |2018-07-14T04:40:01+00:00July 13th, 2018|

1. George Washington's nose is longer than the other presidents by about a foot. 2. Many people believe that there is a large goldmine under devils tower 3. It is illegal in Wyoming to take a picture of a rabbit in [...]

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Western Expedition-Day 4- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-15T04:34:52+00:00July 13th, 2018|

Little Bighorn battlefield national monument—-occurring in 1876, the battle of Little Bighorn is commonly known as “Custer’s Last Stand”. It took place between the U.S. cavalry and the northern tribe of Indians.  Billings Mt—- it is illegal to keep a rat [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 4

By |2018-07-15T04:45:44+00:00July 13th, 2018|

Little Bighorn National Momument - Custer liked to wear cinnamon scented oil in his hair. Billings, Wyoming - Called the city beneath the rim rocks. The rim rocks, also known as the rims are a 300 to 800 foot sandstone formation. [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Day Four Factoids

By |2018-07-14T04:36:26+00:00July 13th, 2018|

The battle where Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is lasted less than an hour, with some evidence causing people to believe it was less than half an hour. In Billings, MT, it is illegal to keep a mouse as a pet. 

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Factoids day 2

By |2018-07-14T04:38:57+00:00July 12th, 2018|

1. The Rocky Mountains contains the second highest peak in the world. 2. The name "Medicine Bow" located in Denver, was a compromise between the names "making medicine" and "making bow". 3. People from Wyoming often leave everything unlocked.

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Standwatch Factoids Day one

By |2018-07-18T10:12:51+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Columbus, Ohio 1)The average age of residents in Columbus is 32.5 years old. Austin, Texas 2)Austin is famous for its bats. Denver, Colorado 3)Denver has been named the “Baby Boomer Capital of America.”

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Western Expedition- Day 3- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-15T04:36:10+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Mount Rushmore—- Doane Robinson, the historian that dreamed up the sculpture, originally wanted to feature western heroes such as Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud, and Bill Cody. Gillette Wyoming—- the city calls itself the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” noting that [...]

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Factoids Day Two

By |2018-07-14T04:18:16+00:00July 12th, 2018|

1.) Rocky Mountain National Park, CO The average visitors to the Rocky Mounatin National Park is 3 million per year. 2.) Medicine Bow, WY Medicine Bow had a population of 275 as of July 2017 3.) Casper,WY Wyoming was the last [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 2

By |2018-07-15T04:43:33+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Medicine Bow, Wyoming - Home to the Owen Wister Cabin. It was named after Wister who came out West often. He met lots of people such as cowboys and Indians. Because Wister visited quite frequently, the names and events over a period of [...]

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Day 1 Factoids

By |2018-07-18T10:13:02+00:00July 12th, 2018|

1.) Columbus, OH The first Wendy’s restaurant opened in East Broad Street in November 1969 2.) Austin,TX Austinbhad the largest state Capitol in the United States 3.) Denver,CO Denver brews more than any other city in the nation, with over 200 [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 3

By |2018-07-15T04:46:34+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Mount Rushmore - Young boys (known as call boys) were hired to sit on the side of the mountain to shout messages back and forth to the operators to speed up or slow down. Devils Tower - The apostrophe in Devil’s was mistakenly [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Day Two Factoids

By |2018-07-14T04:34:06+00:00July 11th, 2018|

Medicine bow Wyoming has a population of 284. Rocky Mountain national park spans 265769 acres. Casper Wyoming is the largest city in the state.

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Your Experience for Another Explained

By |2018-07-07T03:05:17+00:00March 31st, 2016|

Communities are brought together when individuals take the first step. When you participate in a StandWatch.org event, your money goes directly to provide experiences for veterans and their families. Sometimes those experiences are free treatments at our clinics. Others might be [...]

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