Mount Rushmore
Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Historical Society

 
     Doane Robinson had the idea that someone should carve a mountain. He talked to Gutzon Borglum. Borglum was a sculptorGutzon Borglum on Mount Rushmore working in Georgia. Robinson asked him to come and carve a statue in the Black Hills. Borglum agreed. He and his family moved to Keystone in 1925. He carved the faces of four presidents on Mount Rushmore. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. You can see Borglum in the picture of Lincolnís head. He is in a sling below the presidentís eye. Borglum died in 1941. Today many tourists come to see Mount Rushmore. It is a national memorial.

Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Historical Society

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