Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mount Rushmore

When sculptor Gutzon Borglum looked upon the knobby, cracked face of Mount Rushmore, he saw a vision of four United States presidents carved into the mountain.  About 1.5 decades later, Mount Rushmore National memorial was finished being sculpted and carved in 1941. This sculpture features the heads of four of the most iconic presidents of the United States who participated in the first 30 years of history that helped shape up the United States of America. 
 
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln


View from Highway
Entrance
List of Mt. Rushmore workers.  I met the Mt. Rushmore last surviving worker, 93 year old Nick Clifford who worked during the stone craving from 1938 (He was 17) to 1940.  He autographs his books at the gift shop. 

Avenue of Flags





To Presidential Trail
Sculptor's reflection in the windows at the opposite side of the mountain


Presidential Trail
















Presidential Trail


Sculptor's Studio


View from Nature Trail


Avenue of Flags

Mt. Rushmore Gift Shop




Construction of Mount Rushmore 1927 - 1941
There are magazines, TV shows, Movies and documentaries that have shown this amazing location to the world and thousands of tourists visit this place every month. This is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and considered to be one of the most valuable memorials in the country.


9 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/27/2014

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  2. jon terns7/27/2014

    Is there a lot to do at Mt Rushmore? I have often thought about visiting the area and want to make it more of a destination trip than a one visit sort of thing.

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    1. Nothing much to do there, other than hiking a short one mile trail loop to see the presidents closer from the bottom of the hill. You can go to the National Parks. I highly recommend Badlands.

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    2. I want to see Mt Rushmore..

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    3. You can make that happen, MH. Anything is possible! I look forward to seeing your pic with the same background. No photoshopping!

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  3. Josh Riley9/17/2014

    This is one of those "Bucket List" items of mine. So iconic and inspirational. A true marvel. Thanks for sharing your great pictures.

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    1. Yes, it is in my bucket list as well. Now completed.

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    1. I love this state. Very American!

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