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US Presidents
Theodore Roosevelt
Mount Rushmore

Why is Roosevelt's head before Lincoln's on Mount Rushmore shouldn't it be Washington Jefferson Lincoln and then Roosevelt?


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October 31, 2005 9:05PM

According to, it had to do with the properties of the rock. There were actually a couple of occasions where the rock had to be re-blasted to correct mistakes and the intended order was changed at that time.