Most of us have at least heard of the Ames Monument. But how many of us have actually gone out to see it? AHW volunteer Katherine Kasckow tells the story of her first time visiting the pyramid on the plains.
Though little is known about this specific tower, one can only imagine the types of thoughts that must have occupied a lookout's mind as they sat stranded, completely alone at 10,000 feet, watching for orange glows on the horizon.
The lust for gold and quick wealth in the mid-19th century in America did not just grip places like Oregon and California. Places like South Pass show how Wyoming too had its own share of gold rush booms and busts