Mt Rushmore BY: Olivia Zimmerman

The best time to go to Mount Rushmore is in the morning. There are 4 people on it Mount Rushmore has been there over 72 years! Mount Rushmore was started in 1927 and finished in 1941. Mount Rushmore is in South Dakota. Here is how long it took to build the people. Theodore took 2 years, Thomas took 6 years and for Abraham 1 year. I wonder why it took all different times?

When Gutzon Borglum got asked to help make Mount Rushmore he was doing a similar project in Georgia. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson,Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Here is why Gutzon Borglum picked these 4. He did George Washington because he was the 1 president and he did Thomas Jefferson because he wrote the declaration of independence. I When Gutzon Borglum got asked to help make Mount Rushmore he was doing a similar project in Georgia. Gutzon Borglum picked Abraham Lincoln because he was the president during the civil war and the 4th was Theodore Roosevelt because he made the Panama canal.

Although Gutzon Borglum didn’t think of the idea he is still the father of Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum’s birthday is on March 25 and he died on March 6, 1941. Gutzon Borglum was famous for his bronze art and 2 of his sculptures, Mount Rushmore of course and the white horse. He studied art in San Francisco and Paris but owned a studio in London.

When they were making Mount Rushmore they used jack Hammers, screwdrivers and hammers. Those must be hard to work with because there were several broken bones, cuts, and bruises all over their bodies.

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