Friends, Family, and Fun Historical

Friends, Family, and Fun Historical (HM1UIU)

Location: Devils Tower, WY 82714 Crook County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 35.412', W 104° 43.176'

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The Old Settler's Picnic - A Devils Tower Tradition

Music! Dancing! Baseball! Food! Drink! Friends! Relatives! All this and more took place at the Old Settler's Picnic. Pioneer gatherings at the Tower, usually on the 4th of July, started in the 1890s. These events drew hundreds for the biggest local celebration of the year. Starting in 1932, these events became known as the Old Setter's Picnic. The largest event took place in 1934, with 4,532 participants.

The purpose of the Old Settler's Picnic was hidden in its name. The Old Settlers were the men and women who founded the towns and ranches in the area. They drove the first cattle on the trails, The Old Settler's Picnic was a chance for the community to say "thank you" to their founders.

During the Devils Tower National Monument Centennial Year of 2006, the picnic was revived. Once again, members of the local communities come together, usually on Father's Day, to celebrate the Tower, their local heritage, and their respected elders.
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HM NumberHM1UIU
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Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 522256 N 4937466
Decimal Degrees44.59020000, -104.71960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.412', W 104° 43.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 24.72" N, 104° 43' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 174, Devils Tower WY 82714, US
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