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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 - [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.”
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 [...]
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%.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.
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.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
1. Medicine Bow, Wyoming: Medicine Bow contains a post office that has been in operation since 1869. 2. Rocky Mountain National Park: In 1917, a college student named Agnes Lowe dressed up as a cave woman, calling herself a “modern Eve,” [...]
StandWatch took a group of college students on a hike over Veterans Day weekend. They needed to do a service project and wanted to raise money for us. I agreed, and by most standards it was a success. We arrived safely [...]
[x_video_embed type="16:9"][/x_video_embed] The clinic we did at Run For The Wall on May 25th was an incredible success. Frankly, it was one of the most rewarding days I have had since leaving the military many, many years ago. In the span [...]
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 [...]