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The monument represents more than just four great presidents, McGee-Ballinger said. It's a theme of the nation's history and unity. Washington represents the nation's founding. Jefferson, who completed the Louisiana Purchase, represents expansion. Lincoln symbolizes preservation. And Roosevelt represents conservation and the emergence of the United States as a world power. Today, there are ranger tours and a "cadre of activities" that will happen July 3-4, including actors representing the four presidents, McGee-Ballinger said. At night, through Sept. 30, there's a lighting ceremony on the four faces
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How tall is Mount Rushmore?

465 ft. 1,078 meters or 5,600 feet high. The height of Mount Rushmore is 500 feet high and 400 feet wide . It is 5,700 feet above sea level .

What are facts about Mount Rushmore?

Located near Keystone, Mount Rushmore is a mountain in the BlackHills of South Dakota, on which is carved a massive granitesculpture, and it is situated in the United States PresidentialMemorial. It is representative of the first 150 years of U.S.history, containing the 18 m, or 60-foot, sculpted he (MORE)

What does Mount Rushmore represent?

It represents the founding, the expansion, the development, and the preservation of our country. As well as some of the biggest contributors to this country. It also pays tribute to four of our Founding fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham lincoln. They are t (MORE)

Why was Mount Rushmore built?

South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson had the idea to carvethe likenesses of western heroes in the Black Hills to promotetourism. His idea was to carve the Needles. Doane Robinson contacted Gutzon Borglum about a carving in theBlack Hills. Gutzon Borglum chose Mount Rushmore instead because o (MORE)

Why is Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore?

The four Presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore were chosen by the head sculptor for the monument, Gutzon Borglum, for their key roles in the development of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was chosen because he held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believe (MORE)

Why is Mount Rushmore in Legoland Billund?

Lots of other famous milieus and landmarks from around the world have been represented in Lego there, so why not Mt. Rushmore? It is placed in the Western section, a town called Legoredo.

How do you get to Mount Rushmore?

Rapid City, SD is the closest large town. There is air and bus service into Rapid City. You will need to use a personal vehicle or a rental car or private tour company to get to Mount Rushmore. Keystone, SD is the town located closest to Mount Rushmore. The related link should help you.

Was Mount Rushmore ever a volcano?

No. Mount Rushmore is part of the Harney Peak granite batholith. Batholiths are formed from cooled magma deep in the Earth's crust. Over the years, batholiths become exposed through erosion and continental uplift. The Black Hills area was uplifted as an elongated geologic dome.

What is some history of Mount Rushmore?

South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson had the idea of having some carvings in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His idea was to sculpt the Needles into Indian leaders and American explorers who shaped the frontier. Doane Robinson contacted Gutzon Borglum about the carvings in the Black Hills (MORE)

What is Mount Rushmore?

Rushmore: a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it.

What can you do on mount Rushmore?

There is a great museum and nature trail down to the base of the mountain. I believe the mountain is closed to public hiking and climbing. You might want to contact the park for specific information: . By Mail 13000 Highway 244 Building 31, Suite 1 Keystone, SD 57751-0268. By Phone Head (MORE)

What can you do at Mount Rushmore?

At Mount Rushmore you can walk the Avenue of Flags and look at the flags of all the US states and territories. You can attend the Lighting Ceremony each evening. You can hike around the monument and also visit a museum and a gift shop. You might also see animals as you walk around the trail.

How can you get to Mount Rushmore?

Travel by air is available into Rapid City, South Dakota. But to actually get to Mount Rushmore you will need a car, bus, motorcycle, or RV. You can try riding a bike, but, unless you are in excellent shape or have lots of time, it is not a recommended form of travel as you will be traveling in a (MORE)

Who designed Mount Rushmore and why is it called Mount Rushmore?

The sculptures on Mount Rushmore were designed by Gutzon Borglum. Mount Rushmore is named for a New York City attorney who was in the Black Hills in 1885 checking titles to properties. One day, while riding past the mountain, Rushmore asked guide William W. Challis what the name of the mountai (MORE)

What does the memorial at Mount Rushmore honor?

Master sculptor Gutzon Borglum wanted the massive carving to represent the meaning of American. The four presidents were carefully chosen to be part of Mt Rushmore. George Washington represents the birth of the country, Thomas Jefferson the expansion of the nation, Abe Lincoln the preservation of th (MORE)

What was the point of Mount Rushmore?

so americans can all remember the fact that our early presidents all had slaves cotton pickers are black and so are the slaves like jefferson had molested

Did slaves carve Mount Rushmore?

No. The carvings on Mount Rushmore were not started until 1927, many years after slavery had been abolished in the United States. Most of the workers on Mount Rushmore were miners from the Black Hills area.

How were the faces carved on Mount Rushmore?

Carving was done by using explosives to blast away the unwanted rock. More than 450,000 tons of Harney Peak granite were removed during the carving of Mt. Rushmore. More than 90% of the rock was removed using dynamite. Once there was about 3 to 6 inches of rock left to remove, they used a techniq (MORE)

When was Mount Rushmore built and when was it done?

Work on Mount Rushmore officially began on August 10, 1927 in a dedication ceremony attended by President Calvin Coolidge. However, actual construction began on October 4, 1927. Work on Mount Rushmore ended on October 31, 1941 when the sculpture was declared complete.

Does Mount Rushmore have a secret room in it?

There is no "secret room" on Mount Rushmore. There is what Gutzon Borglum had hoped would be a "Hall of Records". It was to be located in a canyon which is directly behind the faces. Carving was started on the entrance to the Hall of Records, but discontinued when Congress directed that construction (MORE)

What US Presidents are not represented on Mount Rushmore?

There are only four presidents of the US depicted on Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The rest of them are not. The sculpture was done between 1927 and 1941 under the supervision of the designer, Gutzon Borglum, and his son Lincoln Bo (MORE)

Who are featured on Mount Rushmore?

The images of the Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln BTW, I cut and pasted this from Wikipedia. It would be far better for you to look in there than ask this sort of question in Wikianswers. You'll know you're getting the right answer then - and (MORE)

What was the name of Mount Rushmore before it was named Mount Rushmore?

Before it was named Mount Rushmore, it was known to the Lakota Sioux Native Americans as Six Grandfathers. The granite mountain that bears the monument was named long before its destiny to be the backdrop for a great mountain carving was known. Mount Rushmore was named in honor of New York lawyer (MORE)

How is Mount Rushmore important to the US?

Mount Rushmore displays the faces of four great American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These men helped shape what America is today. George Washington (the first President of the United States) was the Head of the Continental Army of the (MORE)

What is Mount Rushmore a symbol of?

Mount Rushmore is a symbol of American Presidential power and respect. Four of the most respected Presidents have their faces carved into the stone for all to see and remember them by.

Is Mount Rushmore a museum?

Mount Rushmore itself is not a museum. There are two museums on the grounds of the memorial. There is a Sculptor's Studio where you can see the tools and techniques used in carving the mountain. The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center has photos and videos about the history of Mount Rushmore.

What is the fees of mount Rushmore?

There are no entrance fees for Mount Rushmore National Memorial; however there is a fee required for use of the adjacent parking area, which is essentially the only place to park. The cost per vehicle (car, motorcycle, RV) is $11 in 2012, with a different fee structure in place for buses.

How big are the Mount Rushmore faces?

Mt. Rushmore stands as a shrine of democracy, a monument and memorial to this country's birth, growth and ideals. Mount Rushmore symbolizes the greatness of this nation through the greatness of its leaders. The epic sculpture of Mount Rushmore depicts the faces of four exalted American presidents th (MORE)

Why did Mount Rushmore never get finished?

Several reasons: 1) The granite was not as suitable for carving as Borglum hadhoped. Further dynamiting would have caused instability in the restof the work. 2) The project lost its government funding. 3) Russel Borglum died in 1941.

What was the meaning of Mount Rushmore?

A mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota noted for the hugeportraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,and Theodore Roosevelt carved on it. Officially called MountRushmore National Memorial.