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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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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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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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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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