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Names from the PastJune 17, 1997

Name: Names from the Past

Location: Independence Rock - 314 miles left, Wyoming

We all climbed on Independence Rock. It is a big granite rock. It got its name because a group of fur trappers spent the night here on the forth of July and celebrated. They wrote Independence Rock on it. --D. Whitaker