Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
by Jason Cho
History of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
Cites: "History of Mount Rushmore." National Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015. <http://www.visitrapidcity.com/things-to-do/mount-rushmore/history-mount-rushmore#.VTquMCFViko>.
Mt. Rushmore's Climate
Cites:"Current Weather for Mount Rushmore and Vicinity." Mount Rushmore Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <http://www.mountrushmoreinfo.com/weather.htm>.
"Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Climate." Mount Rushmore National Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.us-parks.com/mount-rushmore-national-memorial/climate.html>.
Mt. Rushmore's Activities and Events
Cites: "Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Activities." Mount Rushmore National Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.us-parks.com/mount-rushmore-national-memorial/activities.html>.
United States. National Park Service. "Independence Day Events." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 28 Apr. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/independence-day-events.htm>.
Mt. Rushmore Facts
- On average Mt. Rushmore gets 3 Million Visitors every year.
- Each face on Mt. Rushmore is 60 Feet Tall which is the same as a 6 story building.
- Washington's Nose is bigger than all the other presidents by One Feet. His nose is 21 Feet Long.
- In 1884 before Mt. Rushmore was built Charles Rushmore asked his guide the name of the mountain. The guide replied "It hasn't got one so we'll call it thing Rushmore" Then the mountain was officially recognized as Mount Rushmore 40 years later.
- The men who built Mt. Rushmore were miners who were actually searching for gold.
- 90% of Mt. Rushmore was craved using dynamite and removed 450,000 Tons of Rock
Cites: "Mount Rushmore Facts and Figures." Mount Rushmore Fun Facts, Figures and Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.visitrapidcity.com/things-to-do/mount-rushmore/facts-figures#.VT_rDyFVikp>.
Mt. Rushmore's Association with Native Americans
Cites: "American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/rushmore-sioux/>.