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Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

CONTENTS SET D: Lincoln Memorialized

Topic Fifty-nine:  Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor and Builder of Mt. Rushmore


Bust of Gutzon Borglum, as seen at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
Photo by Howard Taylor

Follow directions, and you will learn a lot about Mt. Rushmore, its sculptor and the four Presidents

Here are some questions for you to find answers for in the Mt. Rushmore Activity:

  • Why was the famous memorial was built where it is?
  • Who was the sculptor that used dynamite, and worked so high hanging from ropes and making such a good "sculpture"?
  • Who are the four Presidents depicted on Mt. Rushmore?
  • When did Mt. Rushmore get constructed, and how much did it cost?
  • Why is Mt. Rushmore so important to Americans today?

Check the Mt. Rushmore Hotlist of Great Sites to find Answers:


Mt. Rushmore Photo Album

Mt. Rushmore Resource Hotlist 

Mt. Rushmore President Profiles

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