Gallery 24 - Historic Black Hills Studios
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Mrs. Frank Heppler, formally Mrs. Willard Ripley, whose late husband was first to climb the Devil’s Tower Wyo 3 of June 1893. She says he put in the pegs Will Rogers of Spearfish South Dakota used to ascend tower July 4 1893. It took 31/2 months to drive the pegs. At that time she cooked for her husband and Rogers. Her husband Frank Heppler is the Blacksmith at the Utility Area at Devil’s Tower National Park in Wyoming.George Hopkins skydived onto Devil's Tower in Wyoming Oct. 1, 1941. PLEASE HELP US PROVIDE MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IMAGE BY SENDING YOUR COMMENTS

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