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    • Mount Rushmore By Lucy Halcomb CRA Moncalvillo 2009
    • Where is Mount Rushmore?
      • Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It has the faces of four United States presidents carved in the side of a mountian.
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    • Who is on Mount Rushmore?
      • The presidents are: George Washington, Thomas Jeffeson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
      • Each president is 18 meters tall.
    • Building Mount Rushmore
      • Workers worked on the project from 1927-1941. They used dynamite to clear away unwanted rock.
    • Before and After
    • Visitors
      • In the year 2004, over 2,000,000 people visited the monument.
    • Entrance
      • This is the main enterance to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
      • The memorial has restaurants, gift shops, theaters, museums, walking trails and more. It is open seven days a week.
    • Avenue of Flags
      • There are 56 flags on display at the Avenue of Flags.
      • There is one flag for each of the fifty states, one for the District of Columbia, three for each U.S. territory, and two for each commonwealth.
    • Can you climb Mount Rushmore and touch the presidents?
      • You can't touch them, but you can use binoculars to see them better.
      • This observation deck has binoculars.
    • Who designed Mount Rushmore?
      • It was designed by Gutzon Borglum.
      • Four hundred workers worked on the mounument from 1927-1941.
      • Several controversies surround the building of Mount Rushmore.
    • Original Plan
      • This was the original design for Mount Rushmore, but there wasn’t enough money to finish the work.