Today in History
October 31, 1941
Mount Rushmore Gives Four President a Mountain’s Eye View
After 14 years of painstaking labor by more than 400 workers, and a cost of nearly a million dollars, the massive carvings at Mount Rushmore are completed in the Black Hills of South Dakota. State historian Doane Robinson conceived the idea to draw visitors to the state, and commissioned sculptor Gutzon Borglum to design it. The four presidents carved into the granite mountain are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Today's Feature History Article
With a Native American superintendent, the South Dakota monument is becoming much more than a shrine to four presidents.
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