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Mt. Rushmore

   

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Mount Rushmore

   
 

   
 

In 1923, historian Doane Robinson thought of an idea to attract more people to the Black Hills of South Dakota – a huge sculpture honoring heroes of the west. In 1924, Gutzom Borglum was hired as the sculptor, and work began on Mount Rushmore. Borglum chose Mount Rushmore because it was the largest mountain in the vicinity and it faced southeast – where it would receive direct sunlight. Next, the subjects of the sculpture were chosen, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt (the subjects were different from Robinson’s idea of western heroes). Each face of the sculpture was individually dedicated upon completion. It was finally finished in 1942.

   
 

Related Links to Mount Rushmore

   
 
   
George Washington on Mt. Rushmore

George Washington

The "Father of Our Country," George Washington was Commander of the Continental Army and first American president.

   

Thomas Jefferson

Author of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia, among many others things, Jefferson deliberately omitted the fact that he was America’s third president from the etchings on his tombstone.

   

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was president during arguably the most difficult time in American history. He succeeded in preserving the Union during the Civil War and forever remains one of the legendary figures in American lore.

 

   
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

"Walk softly and carry a big stick," were the immortal words of Theodore Roosevelt. Learn all about the man and president this park was named for by clicking above.

   
   
 

 

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