National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

May 24, 2022 - National Wyoming Day | National Scavenger Hunt Day

May 23, 2022

Welcome to May 24, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate amazing monuments and baffling treasure hunts.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Devil’s Tower as the first National Monument in America. This unique rock formation rises high above the Black Hills area of Wyoming and has long been part of Native American mythology. According to legend, the sides of the butte were carved up by a giant bear that was trying to claw its way to the peak, giving the rock its distinct appearance. In more recent times, Devil’s Tower featured prominently in the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, becoming a part of pop culture as well. On National Wyoming Day, we celebrate The Equality State, the first state to grant women the right to vote—way back in 1869.

Off the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, lies the mysterious Oak Island. In 1795, Daniel McGuiness and his friends began digging a hole and encountered what appeared to be a man-made shaft. As more of the tunnel was unearthed, a rock was discovered with a coded inscription that, when translated, read: “Forty feet below, two million pounds lie buried.” Since then, Oak Island has turned into the world’s biggest scavenger hunt, with treasure seekers looking for clues that could lead to a hidden fortune. Some have made discoveries such as parchments that, in turn, led them to other small treasures, like ancient jewelry or weapons. But after more than 2 centuries of digging, no one has found the big treasure. On National Scavenger Hunt Day, plan your own treasure quest, which is even more fun if it only takes a day!

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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