Mount Rushmore


Faces of four Presidents of the United States of America (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt) were sculpted on Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills, Pennington County, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was responsible for the design and the colossal sculptures were executed from 1927 to 1941. Nearly three million people visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial each year.


Mount Rushmore



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Mount Rushmore before carving. Gutzon Borglum picked this mountain because the grain of the rock was suitable for carving and the mountain faced southeast, receiving the sun for much of the day (photo Rise Studios).



Mount Rushmore after a snow storm (NPS Photo).


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Mount Rushmore from the Iron Mountain Road.


Above, Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills.

Below, view from the Visitor Center, with the Avenue of Flags.


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Museum at the Visitor Center.


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View of the sculpture from the Sculptor's Studio area.









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