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Cliff Shelf Nature Trail is a beautiful trail that is located up the hill a little ways from Cedar Pass Campground in Badlands National Park. It's really an awesome trail, don't miss this!
Very unique road! From Mount Rushmore to Custer State Park in Black Hills South Dakota.
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South Dakota's Legion Lake Fire - 12/13/17
A fire in the Black Hills has been burning for three days. As of 12/13/17, 45,000 acres have been affected. The fire is approximately 10 percent contained.Firefighters are making progress under improved weather conditions.
The fire area includes portions of Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and a significant amount of private land. No residences and no historic structures have been lost; no injuries have been reported as of 12/13/2017.
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Mount Rushmore - 10 Facts You May Not Know
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RONALD REAGAN - HEROES AND VILLAINS FROM THE FABULOUS FOUR OF MT. RUSHMORE
Ronald Reagan. Should Ronald Reagan be best remembered as a pragmatic statesman who reformed the national tax system and hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union, or as an amiable dunce with a childlike intellect and the emotional maturity of a cocker spaniel? Join historian Benjamin Rhodes for a discussion of the life and times of Ronald Reagan with a surprising conclusion.
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1. George Washington. A presentation asking whether the original marble man really deserves the place of honor on Mt. Rushmore?
2. Thomas Jefferson. Posterity revered Jefferson for his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and for his purchase of Louisiana. But was he guilty of hanky panky with the house slave Sally Hemings?
3. Abraham Lincoln. A lecture presenting Lincoln, not as a living god, but as a great writer and a master politician whose ambition was a little engine that knew no rest.
4.Theodore Roosevelt. Join historian Benjamin Rhodes for a discussion of the first president to be referred to by his initials. Was he a high-minded statesman or a high-handed imperialist?
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt. A historian surveys the character and personality of the New York aristocrat who alternated between the roles of the lion and the fox. Whether the New Deal reversed the depression is a subject of dispute, yet it is clear that all subsequent presidents have operated in the shadow of FDR.
6. Harry S Truman. A lecture asking whether FDR's successor was just an uneducated Missouri hick (the Senator from Pendergast), or a gutsy underrated man of principle who rose to the occasion?
7. Herbert Hoover. Hailed as a great mining engineer, a great humanitarian, and a great Secretary of Commerce, Hoover got the blame for the Depression. Join historian Benjamin Rhodes for a description of how bad luck can sink even the most able leader.
8. Richard M. Nixon. Was he misunderstood or just a crook? A fresh look, but not a whitewash, of the only president to resign from office.
9. John F. Kennedy. Today JFK is remembered for his sophistication and his inspiring oratory. But how can the responsible public JFK be reconciled with the often irresponsible and reckless private JFK?
10. Calvin Coolidge. A lecture explaining why Silent Cal, an unlikely symbol of the roaring twenties, was the favorite president of Ronald Reagan.
11. Ronald Reagan. Should Ronald Reagan be best remembered as a pragmatic statesman who reformed the national tax system and hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union, or as an amiable dunce with a childlike intellect and the emotional maturity of a cocker spaniel? Join historian Benjamin Rhodes for a discussion of the life and times of Ronald Reagan with a surprising conclusion.
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Mount Rushmore - Facts, About and History
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Mount Rushmore - Facts, About and History
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a batholith in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.
South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. Robinson's initial idea was to sculpt the Needles; however, Gutzon Borglum rejected the Needles because of the poor quality of the granite and strong opposition from Native American groups. They settled on Mount Rushmore, which also has the advantage of facing southeast for maximum sun exposure. Robinson wanted it to feature American West heroes like Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud, and Buffalo Bill Cody, but Borglum decided the sculpture should have broader appeal and chose the four presidents.
After securing federal funding through the enthusiastic sponsorship of Mount Rushmore's great political patron, U.S. Senator Peter Norbeck, construction on the memorial began in 1927, and the presidents' faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. Upon Gutzon Borglum's death in March 1941 his son Lincoln Borglum took over construction. Each president was originally to be depicted from head to waist. Lack of funding forced construction to end in late October 1941.
Mount Rushmore has become an iconic symbol of the United States, and it has appeared in works of fiction, as well as being discussed or depicted in other popular works. It attracts over two million visitors annually.
Originally known to the Lakota Sioux as The Six Grandfathers, the mountain was renamed after Charles E. Rushmore, a prominent New York lawyer, during an expedition in 1885. At first, the project of carving Rushmore was undertaken to increase tourism in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. After long negotiations involving a Congressional delegation and President Calvin Coolidge, the project received Congressional approval. The carving started in 1927 and ended in 1941 with no fatalities.
As Six Grandfathers, the mountain was part of the route that Lakota leader Black Elk took in a spiritual journey that culminated at Black Elk Peak. Following a series of military campaigns from 1876 to 1878, the United States asserted control over the area, a claim that is still disputed on the basis of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie (see section Controversy below). Among American settlers, the peak was known variously as Cougar Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Slaughterhouse Mountain, and Keystone Cliffs. It was named Mount Rushmore during a prospecting expedition by Charles Rushmore, David Swanzey (husband of Carrie Ingalls), and Bill Challis.
Historian Doane Robinson conceived the idea for Mount Rushmore in 1923 to promote tourism in South Dakota. In 1924, Robinson persuaded sculptor Gutzon Borglum to travel to the Black Hills region to ensure the carving could be accomplished. Borglum had been involved in sculpting the Confederate Memorial Carving, a massive bas-relief memorial to Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia, but was in disagreement with the officials there.
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Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, South Dakota. Where the finale of National Treasure 2 takes place.
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Mount Rushmore | The hidden chamber in Mount Rushmore | Facts | History | English
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot (18 m) heads of Presidents George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation’s birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively. The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres (2.00 square mile; 5.17 square km) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 metre above sea level. Historian Doane Robinson conceived the idea for Mount Rushmore in 1923 to promote tourism in South Dakota. In 1924, Robinson persuaded sculptor Gutzon Borglum to travel to the Black Hills region to ensure the carving could be accomplished. The original plan was to make the carvings in granite pillars known as the Needles. However, Borglum realized that the eroded Needles were too thin to support sculpting. He chose Mount Rushmore, a grander location, partly because it faced southeast and enjoyed maximum exposure to the sun. Borglum said upon seeing Mount Rushmore, America will march along that skyline. Borglum had been involved in sculpting the Confederate Memorial Carving, a massive bas-relief memorial to Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia, but was in disagreement with the officials there. After long negotiations involving a Congressional delegation and President Calvin Coolidge, the project received Congressional approval on March 3, 1925. The carving started in 1927 and ended in 1941 with no fatalities. Between October 4, 1927, and October 31, 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the colossal 60-foot-high carvings of United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 130 years of American history. These presidents were selected by Borglum because of their role in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory. The carving of Mount Rushmore involved the use of dynamite, followed by the process of honeycombing, a process where workers drill holes close together, allowing small pieces to be removed by hand. In total, about 450,000 short tons (400,000 long tons) of rock were blasted off the mountainside. In 1933, the National Park Service took Mount Rushmore under its jurisdiction. Julian Spotts helped with the project by improving its infrastructure. By July 4, 1934, Washington's face had been completed and was dedicated. The face of Thomas Jefferson was dedicated in 1936, and the face of Abraham Lincoln was dedicated on September 17, 1937. In 1937, a bill was introduced in Congress to add the head of civil-rights leader Susan B. Anthony, but a rider was passed on an appropriations bill requiring federal funds be used to finish only those heads that had already been started at that time. In 1939, the face of Theodore Roosevelt was dedicated. The Sculptor's Studio – a display of unique plaster models and tools related to the sculpting – was built in 1939 under the direction of Borglum. Borglum died from an embolism in March 1941. His son, Lincoln Borglum, continued the project. Originally, it was planned that the figures would be carved from head to waist, but insufficient funding forced the carving to end.
The components of Borglum's sealant included linseed oil, granite dust, and white lead, but a modern silicone replacement is now used, disguised with granite dust. In 1998, electronic monitoring devices were installed to track movement in the topology of the sculpture to an accuracy of three millimetres. The site was digitally recorded in 2009 using a terrestrial laser scanning method as part of the international Scottish Ten project, providing a high resolution record to aid the conservation of the site. This data was made publicly accessible online. Thanks for watching. Subscribe to footprints for more videos.
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Mount Rushmore- Spotlight on Theodore Roosevelt. Who are the faces on the mountain?
Discover why Gutzon Borglum chose to carve Theodore Roosevelt as part of Mount Rushmore.
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Construction of Mount Rushmore
The construction of Mount Rushmore National Memorial took 14 years, from 1927 to 1941.
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