Keystone to Yellowstone

Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Devil's Tower, Deadwood, Buffalo Bill Center, Dirty Annies, Pilot Peak, Cooke City
Keystone in Dakota's Black Hills is the home of the Borglum Historical Center - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Gutzon Borglum's statue of President Lincoln outside the Borglum Muesum in Keystone, a short distance from his most famous work at Mount Rushmore - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

National Monument, Mount Rushmore - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
National Monument, Mount Rushmore - PHOTOs John Jogia
Having seen the Monument in normal light, many people return later in the day to watch the effect of the setting sun on the Monument - PHOTOs John Jogia

From left to right the four presidents are: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. As the sun begins to set the rocks take on different hues until, after dark, the faces are floodlit - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota - PHOTOs John Jogia
Korczak Ziółkowski, who had worked with Gutzon Borglum, began work on the Crazy Horse Memorial sculpture in 1948. When finished it will look like this silhouette of the model in the Visitors' Center - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
After Korczak Ziółkowski died in October 1982 the work, which will take many years to complete, is being continued by his family. The Memorial is a tribute to the Lakota people - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Unfortunately there was no time to visit Sundance as we headed for Deadwood - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Deadwood, South Dakota and Saloon Number 10 on Main Street - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Saloon Number 10 is always associated with Wild Bill Hickock . . .
. . . who was murdered by Jack McCall in August 1876 after an argument about a card game - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Mato Tipila, Lakota for Bear Tower, but more commonly known in English as Devil's Tower . . .

. . . which featured in Spielberg's 1977 movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Dirty Annie's, a country store on Highway 14 East, is a good place to stop for coffee.  Obscured in the mist was the Brokeback Mountain Range - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, features many relics . . .
. . . including this example of the Deadwood Stage which featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West when it visited London in 1887 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Chuck wagon and stove among the exhibits at the Buffalo Bill Center - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Pilot Peak, Wyoming, at 11,708 feet viewed from Beartooth Highway (US 212) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Cook City, Montana on Highway 212 near Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone National Park - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow           


National Parks Tour:  Yellowstone National Park