Stony-faced Presidents (09/06/03)

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After our visit to Denver, we stopped to look at the famous Mount Rushmore national monument. For those out there who aren't aware this monument, here's a little except from the national park service ( site:

    Mount Rushmore memorializes the birth, growth, preservation and development of the United States of America. Between 1927 and 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60-foot busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history.

It was interesting to hear how fervently Borglum had lobbied congress for money to build the monument, so that America may have an enormous monument to celebrate these giants among men.. or at least that's what all of the PR at the monument claimed.  Not too much more to say about this place, other than I can now say that I've seen the presidents up close and in person instead of just seeing the monument on TV or something...


The presidents... washington, jefferson, roosevelt (theodore), and lincoln       A closeup of George       The presidents by themselves.... look very distinguished, don't they?

Daria with the presidents....       Puneet with his photo-op       The fifth president