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Surprising story of Mount Rushmore

When looking around the world and thinking of cool places to travel, a top tourist site in the United State is Mount Rushmore. Have you ever seen it? It’s OK if you haven’t, QuizzClub’s fans have got some fun facts about the monument for you. Keep on reading!


By the way, are you good at other world famous monuments? Let’s check your knowledge with these educational trivia questions:


  1. Why did President Theodore Roosevelt declare the Grand Canyon a National Monument instead of a National Park?
  2. In what city's harbour is 'The Little Mermaid' statue?
  3. Where is one standing if he or she is standing before the Brandenburg Gate?


Hope you’ve answered these questions right. Let's get back to our sheep! Mount Rushmore is a huge monument with the faces of President George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson carved into the side of a mountain.


Have you ever visited Mount Rushmore? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

And what do you think about that? Do you have any interesting facts to share? If so, tell us in the comments below, please!

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29 Comments
Martin Nicholls
I have no doubt that it will not be long before the anarchists dig out dirt on all the ex presidents in the statue and demand that it is blown up. We live in a mad world where jealousy envy and lack of respect for authority and dedication are trying to destroy our history .... but they have nothing of any consequence to replace it with. Maybe these people have too much time on their hands and are not busy enough at work!! We need to rebuild the work ethic.
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Jul 2, 2020 3:24AM
Jackie Edworthy
My daughter and I went to see Mt Rushmore in 2006, we saw it in the daytime and at night when it was lit up. It was an amazing sight. I have since sadly lost my daughter but it's wonderful to have these memories of our time there. I'm from the UK, so it was extra special.
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Jul 2, 2020 4:03AM
Bob Vandrish
I visited the site over 50 years ago and every time I see a photo,I cannot help but feel how impressive this was as a project by the men of those days.
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Jul 1, 2020 4:32PM
Marsha Randolph
When my late husband and I visited Mt Rushmore in Aug, 2013, we were honored to meet Mr. Nick Clifford. He is the last surviving person who actually worked on the carving of this monument. I found an article by the Rapid City Journal on line that mentions his 95th birthday and tells quite a lot about him. We bought the book he wrote, "Mt. Rushmore, Q & A" that has served to answer all the many questions he's been asked over the years. This monument is quite impressive to view. It's sad that Mr. Gutzon Borglum did not live to see the finished work.
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Jul 26, 2020 10:40PM
Mary Ryan Cook
I love it !! Fantastic work of art !!!
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Jul 20, 2020 4:44PM
rramel
Outstanding comments by Mr. Nichols. Couldn’t have said it any better !!!
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Jul 6, 2020 7:08PM
Sonia Ackhurst
Alan Oswald, I don't
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Jul 3, 2020 1:36AM
Richard Perkins
" it is believed that the shape of Mount Rushmore might remain up to 7 million years." Unless BLM or Antifa get their way.
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Jul 2, 2020 10:13AM
Lindsay Lovelock
What an amazing monument, what an achievement. I bet the men felt very proud building it.
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Jul 2, 2020 7:38AM
Penelope Harrison
Alan Oswald, I believe it was built around the time of the Great Depression in the 1920’s. It gave men jobs when employment was scarce. I think that s right.
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Jul 2, 2020 2:50AM
Alan Oswald
Does anyone know when it was built?
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Jul 2, 2020 1:58AM
ldross
It is a great feat of vision and engineering. It provided work for out of work miners and construction workers during the great depression. I am fortunate to live about a 35 minute drive from the site, and try to visit several times a year. It is one of the many interesting stops during a day's drive in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Monument is just as impressive, and is an ongoing project. In June and September it is fun to do the 3.5 mile Volsksmarch up to the Carving of Crazy Horse.
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Jul 1, 2020 11:40PM
Bhagirath Anjaria
Always a tendancy to hype american monuments
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Jul 1, 2020 11:03PM
Bill Lawrence
David Roy, The vandals will not receive the same welcome as they got in Minneapolis and Seattle.
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Jul 1, 2020 10:55PM
Bill Lawrence
garrett scott, Mt Rushmore is not a town. The work crews who built it formed a team. When it was finished they went away.
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Jul 1, 2020 10:53PM
Barb Beck
I have seen it twice. It is a beautiful monument.
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Jul 1, 2020 10:48PM

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