Harry Longabaugh, an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch in the American Old West, acquired the moniker, "the Sundance Kid". His nickname entered the popular culture with release of the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which won several Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay. Robert Redford, who portrayed Longabaugh in the movie, later named his Sundance Ski Resort near Provo, Utah, and the Sundance Film Festival after this character.
Devils Tower National Monument, a 1,267-feet high igneous rock intrusion or laccolith in the Bear Lodge Mountains, is a short drive north of Sundance via US 14 and Wyo. State Route 585. It rises dramatically above the surrounding terrain, with its summit 5,114 feet above sea level. It was the first United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt.
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