Did you know that the original 4 models were NOT the four U.S. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln? We visited, Mount Rushmore, the famous American landmark located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and discovered more of the history behind this famous American tourist destination.
The choice of presidents was significant, representing key periods in American history: Washington for the founding era, Jefferson for westward expansion, Roosevelt for conservation and the progressive era, and Lincoln for preserving the Union during the Civil War. Mount Rushmore was officially dedicated on October 31, 1941.
Today, Mount Rushmore is a symbol of American democracy and a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year who come to admire both the artistic achievement and the historical significance of the monument.
Mount Rushmore History: 0:08
Mount Rushmore sculptor: 0:45
ORIGINAL four models: 1:38
Evening lighting of Mount Rushmore: 2:23
Avenue of the Flags: 3:13
Controversy of ownership: 3:38
History of the mountain: 5:14
Making Mount Rushmore: 6:11
visit here: https://www.nps.gov/moru/