|Entry Courtyard, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Morning light casts shadows of an entry gate
into a courtyard along East Bay Street.
|Monument Rocks, Western Kansas © Doug Hickok|
Most people think of Kansas as flat farmland or prairieland.
But jutting out of the soil is the protected area
called Monument Rocks, or Chalk Pyramids.
These ancient formations were once part
of a vast shallow sea that spaned across the continent.
|Old Silver Mine, Colorado © Doug Hickok|
The relic of an abandoned silver mine frames Red Mountain,
which gets its color from iron ore. The Red Mountain
Mining District of Colorado was once one of the richiest
in American history, lasting about a decade in the late 1800's.