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CONTENTS SET D: Lincoln Memorialized

Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor and Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial-- Picture Album 

Mt. Rushmore Vacation Picture Album  A Part of the Mt. Rushmore Activity
Started, June, 2003

 

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        As a little gift for me, and in a final culmination to my year-long study of Abraham Lincoln at my former school (Cowden-Herrick Schools, Cowden, Illinois), my wife and I went on the best vacation ever.  We traveled up to the Black Hills from Illinois, via Baraboo, Wisconsin Circus World Museum, and then across Minnesota and into South Dakota. 

        It was already hot in Illinois, but up-north, at Mt. Rushmore, we had to wear our jackets during a beautiful sun-shiny day. 

       Mt. Rushmore is one of the five National Memorials for the 16th President, and also includes Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.  The memorial is in a beautiful setting, and is a beautiful art work itself.   The site represents American patriotism, and I recommend it to be seen by all Americans.

       Mt. Rushmore is one of the five National Memorials for the 16th President, and also includes Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.  The memorial is in a beautiful setting, and is a beautiful art work itself.   The site represents American patriotism, and I recommend it to be seen by all Americans.


Be sure to check out Mt. Rushmore Hotlist of Resources, as well as the companion Stone Mountain Site (Conderate Memorial) Home Page.


The Black Hills

The Hills do have the appearance of being black with the dark shadowing.  It is a beautiful site, with small herds of cattle bunched together near water holes


Mt. Rushmore Walk of the States
 

 


Beautiful Background of Pine Trees



 

George and Abraham looking upon us

Right Under the Noses on the Modern Wooden Trails

View from the steps of the Amphitheater

Abe Lincoln Presenter greets Mt. Rushmore visitors

On the Wooden Trail to the  base of the sculptures, there is a "secret" cave as such, what I call a crevice, to which made this fun photo of George & Abraham

Each President has a plaque along the top of the Wooden Trail.  This is a photo of the Lincoln, 16th President Information Plaque

The Museum has an interactive and animated display of machinery, the original "casts" of the heads" and other body parts, as well as an actual working  steam machine, and movie of dynamite explosions of the actual building & direction by Gutzon Borglum

 
Sandra (left) and Howard Taylor (right) posing at the base of the sculpture group showing the rubble debris left from Borglum's work.  The temperature that day at Mt. Rushmore in June was  refreshingly cool.

 


Sandra enjoying the view at a rest spot on the Wooden Trail  at the base of the sculpture group.  She  visited Mt. Rushmore many years earlier, and didn't get to climb so high up, and so close to the Presidential monument.

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