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Sundance Facts Aug 13, 2004
I was on the update page looked at the Featured Destination saw Sundance & thought that picture look familiar. It was, I took it in 2004 on a trip to Sturgis, S.D. There is not much to say about Sundance except it is surrounded by some of the most majestic landscape you will ever see.

Sundance Facts:

Major claim to fame proximity to Devils Tower- Elevation: 5,112 feet (1,558 meters)

Location: Black Hills, Wyoming, United States.

First Ascent: First ascent by William Rogers and W.L. Ripley via a wooden ladder, July 4, 1893.

The popular Columbia Pictures film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was filmed on location at Devil's Tower.

Middle Jurassic dinosaur footprints that are 165 million years old were found near Shell in 1997.

Any person who fails to close a fence in Wyoming is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.

The first book printed in Wyoming, in 1866 was the Dictionary of the Sioux Language.

In 1872, Yellowstone was designated as the first National Park in the nation. Not only is Yellowstone National Park the first in the nation, but also the first in the world.

The majority of Yellowstone National Park lies within the boundaries of Wyoming, with smaller portions in Idaho and Montana.

The largest coal mine in the USA is Black Thunder located near Wright.

The first Dude Ranch in Wyoming was the Eaton Ranch, near Wolf. The Eaton's also came up with the term "dude"

The horse on the Wyoming license plate has a name, "Old Steamboat." It is named after a bronco that could not be ridden in the early 1900’s.Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.

It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people's view in a public theater or place of amusement.

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

It is against the law for junk dealers to transact business with anyone who is drunk.

The state name came from the Delaware Indian word, meaning "mountains and valleys alternating.”

Harry Longabaugh became known as "the Sundance Kid” because he served a jail term for horse stealing in Sundance, Wyoming
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