Unusual facts about Mt Rushmore

Discussion in 'South Dakota' started by wanderer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    I found some fun facts. Do you have more?

    3 million people visit the monument every year.
    Sculptor Gustav Borglum started the project in 1927 and it wasn't finished until 1941.
    He was 60 years when the project began and had studied with master Rodin.
    The president's noses are 20 feet long, their mouths 18 feet wide, and their eyes are 11 feet across!
  2. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    Those are some big presidents!

    I have some more...

    It's called "the Presidents' Mountain"

    The National Park Service took over leadership of the park in 1933.

    It cost just under 1 million $ to complete the project.

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