Holiday Inn Express Custer
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... a few months after his father's death. Mount Rushmore is incomplete? Yes, it was initially intended to have more than just the four faces. It was intended to be from the waist up, as you can see in Borglum's 1 : 12 scale model.
The Crazy Horse Memorial on the other hand started in 1947 and so far only has a face to show. At this pace, it ...
... and the actual town center was a lovely park with granite sculptures. On every corner downtown there are life-size bronze sculptures of all the American Presidents. We had a delicious lunch at The Firehouse Restaurant which had been recommended to us. In particular, it was suggested that we try the Philly Swiss Cheese sandwich. It was good! After lunch we wandered around ...
... There is a crew of about 15 who work daily on the monument. Blasting occurs at least once a week. Eighty million tons of rock have been blasted from the granite outcropping since the project began. An onsite facility processes the rock into gravel and building block. Shoe size chunks of rock are piled into a wooden bin inside one of the buildings for visitors to take. Paul and I each selected one to bring home.
We were given passes ...
... with idea of finding gold, so we indulged. It turned out to be a pretty interesting story about 2 German gold diggers that hated each other and spent 17 years digging 600 feet only to come out with a total $10 worth of gold after all that time, effort, and debt. One of them sold the gold rights to the other and disappeared. The other took his deed, went to the local saloon, convinced 6 other gold diggers to wager their deeds, and he won the entire ...
Mr. Borglum had some very powerful words on the size of Rushmore that guided him on the project that I would like to share here:
"A monument's dimension should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated...let us place there, carved as close to heaven as we can...our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were, then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the ...