Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
Located in Badlands National Park
By Sarah Tu
Construction of Mt. Rushmore started on October 4th, 1927 and the idea came from architects Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum. Mt. Rushmore was finally completed on October 31, 1941.
Creators of Mt. Rushmore
Born March 25, 1867 in Idaho and died March 6, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois.
Lincoln Borglum (left side)
Son of Gutzon Borglum and helped continue the construction of Mt. Rushmore after his father's death. Born April 9, 1912 and died January 27, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Activities and Events
At Badlands national you can go to the Information Center, Mount Rushmore Audio Tour, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center & Museum, the Presidential Trail, Youth Exploration Area, Sculptor’s Studio, the Amphitheater, a parking garage with R.V. parking, pet exercise areas, Presidential Trail, the Carvers Café, Memorial Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop and the Mount Rushmore Bookstores.
- Originally, Mt. Rushmore's heads were supposed be from the head to the waist but there wasn't enough funding.
- At first, Thomas Jefferson was supposed be right next to George Washington but after 18 months people dynamited the head off her put his on the opposite side.
- Mt. Rushmore was supposed to be built on the Needles, granite pillars, but people thought the granite was too unstable and thin and eroded to build Mt. Rushmore on.
Mt Rushmore song