Mount Rushmore National Memorial

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, above dense forests and pristine streams, Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents a national treasure. http://www.mtrushmorenationalmemorial.com/
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Did you know that Mount Rushmore is known for their famous ice cream which is uses the same recipe as the first American recipe, penned by Thomas Jefferson?

Did you know that Mount Rushmore is known for their famous ice cream which is uses the same recipe as the first American recipe, penned by Thomas Jefferson?

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Top 10 RV Destinations in the US - Can't wait to cross some of these off my list!  #RV #camping #travel

Top 10 RV Destinations in the US - Can't wait to cross some of these off my list! #RV #camping #travel

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“Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the works of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of me they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.”  ~ Gutzon Borglum

“Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the works of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of me they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.” ~ Gutzon Borglum

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Gutzon Borglum and another man hang from the sculpted forehead of President George Washington on Borglum's famous monumental sculpture at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on May 31, 1932.

Gutzon Borglum and another man hang from the sculpted forehead of President George Washington on Borglum's famous monumental sculpture at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on May 31, 1932.

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There's more to it than just the Mount Rushmore: The Black Hills - South Dakota
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The pupils of Mount Rushmore's president's eyes have cubes of stone carved into them to immitate light glinting

The pupils of Mount Rushmore's president's eyes have cubes of stone carved into them to immitate light glinting

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Drillers, suspended in slins fastened with cables to the winches at the top of the mountain, work on the George Washington head of the Mount Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on July, 22, 1929.

Drillers, suspended in slins fastened with cables to the winches at the top of the mountain, work on the George Washington head of the Mount Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. on July, 22, 1929.

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Stone carvers on scaffolding carve the face of Thomas Jefferson into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. in 1930.

Stone carvers on scaffolding carve the face of Thomas Jefferson into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills area of Keystone, S.D. in 1930.

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