From the BLM website...
During his return trip to St. Louis, William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition climbed the Pillar and carved his signature and the date int he sandstone. Clark wrote, "This rock I ascended and from it's top had a most extensive view in every direction on the Northerly Side of the river high romantic Clifts approach & just over the water for Some distance both above and below...I marked my name and the day of the month and year. "
|Pompeys Pillar National Monument|
Pompeys Pillar was made a national monument in January 2001. At 51 acres, it is one of the smallest national monuments. The base of it is approximately one acre in size. The pillar itself rises 150 feet above the nearby Yellowstone River.
Although I may not be able to link up this week, please check out other fences over at the Run*A*Round Ranch hosted by TexWisGirl.