Annual Old Settlers' Picnic is This Weekend at Devils Tower

(Devils Tower, Wyo.) The Old Settlers’ Picnic will take place this Sunday, June 26th, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the picnic area near the campground. There will be free entrance into the monument for those attending the event. Each year the Old Settlers’ Picnic honors distinguished members of the community. This year’s honorees are Dorothy Wood, Eric and Jeannie Huseby, J.W. and Thea Nuckolls and Reynard Mills. Enjoy the poetry of Chuck Larsen and the music of Cort Ingalls and Todd Kahler. Bring a picnic lunch, beverage and a lawn chair, and enjoy a good, old-fashioned visit with family and friends. There will be cake and ice cream, games for the children, and history displays from the Crook County Museum. Pioneer gatherings which became known as the Old Settlers’ Picnic started at Devils Tower in the 1890s. The families who settled the communities in the area drove cattle on the trails and fought the bitter cold winters and the summer heat. The Old Settler’s Picnic became such a success that in 1934 over 4,000 people attended the picnic. Today, neighbors far and near the Tower take the opportunity to say "thank you" to their founders during the Old Settlers’ Picnic. There will be an astronomy evening program in the amphitheater at 8:30 pm. #county17 #news #whatshappening