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Mount Rushmore, National Memorial in South Dakota

Description: Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents.

History: The monument was carved by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, between 1927 and 1941.

Culture: It is a symbol of American presidential greatness and national accomplishment.

Practical: Mount Rushmore attracts over two million visitors annually.

Did you know ?: The original design included the upper bodies of the presidents, but lack of funding forced the project to end.

Location: Pennington County

Inception: March 3, 1927

Creator: Gutzon Borglum, Lincoln Borglum

Official opening: October 31, 1941

Elevation above the sea: 1,745 m

Material: granite

Website: nps.gov/moru/index.htm

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota

Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota
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Lincoln Borglum Museum Museum in United States of America

The Lincoln Borglum Museum showcases exhibits on the creation and meaning of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Lincoln Borglum Museum
Lincoln Borglum Museum Museum in United States of America
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Keystone School School building in Keystone, South Dakota

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Keystone School School building in Keystone, South Dakota
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