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Final Thoughts on a Great Expedition

By |2018-07-21T19:40:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Wednesday concluded the StandWatch Academy Summer Western Expedition. This meant that it was our last early morning, our last car ride, last plane trip, and final day as a group before some of us wouldn't see each other for quite a while. [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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