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

 

 

United States

 

 

Visitors Center

 

 

 

USA

 

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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Presidents Mount Rushmore

 

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.

 

Museum SD

 

Black Hills

 

 

Museum at the Visitor Center.

 

Mount Rushmore

 

 

 

Tourist Attraction SD

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPS Photo