Powder House Lodge
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... often by hand. Interesting Facts:
Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, chose the four presidents carved on the mountain
to represent the first 150 years of our nation’s history.
George Washington, the first president on the mountain, led the early
colonists in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from
Great Britain. He was the father of the new country and laid the foundation
... to get moving after spending a great deal of time on the bus. That night a handful of us got invited to dinner with Jimmy (tour guide) for a small town America Dinner. We found ourselves in an antique shop that had a bar in the middle of it. All I can say is I think Americans do antiques the right way! Off to Cody tomorrow to spend a couple of nights. We will be attending a rodeo and also visiting Yellowstone National Park. The drive to Cody will be about 7 hours on the ...
... so we walked over to the pavilion to hear Easy Sounds, the free entertainment for Saturday night. They were pretty good - a husband and wife who sang and played the clarinet and accordion to background music. It sounds corny but there were actually people ...
Over the past two days, we have been exploring Mount Rushmore and the surrounding area. Our first visit of the day was, of course, to go and see the Mount Rushmore National Monument. This monument is of four US Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The monument took around 14 years to build, and was completed in 1941. In order to create the sculptures, dynamite had to be used to shape the cliffs - around 90% of it was blasted away in ...
... the sculptor, used plaster face masks as scale models of the four presidents, so that the sculptors could match up every angle, curve, and proportion of each face precisely. Most of the mountain was carved out with dynamite, the fine details being accomplished with the use of protractors, jackhammers, and drills. It's amazing how one person's vision can give him the power to carve a mountain, and produce such a realistic and awe inspiring ...