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    Matt Bain (right front), manager of the Smoky Valley Ranch Nature Conservancy, leads a tour group along the base of sandstone spires during the Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park grand opening. (Record Photo)
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    Brian Martin, Hesston, and Cynthia Rhodes, White Water, take photos of an unusual opening created when sandstone collapsed and has formed into a nearby structure. (Record Photo)
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    Kamryn Meyer, 11, Scott City, etches her name into one of three sandstone slabs located near the two trail heads that provide the public access to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park.
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    Laura Ellison, Ellis, takes photos of the unique geological landscape at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park last Saturday morning. (Record Photo)
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    (Below) Lake Scott State Park Manager Greg Mills (second from right) conducts a tour on Saturday morning. (Record Photos)

‘joyful history’

Little Jerusalem is newest jewel in state’s ‘treasure chest’

Even as a youngster climbing on the sandstone structures that make up Little Jerusalem or while helping his grandfather move cattle nearby, Jim McGuire knew the site that’s long been known to locals as Little Jerusalem was something special.

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