• Flags of the 56 States and territories M

    Image ID
    FOT453714
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
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    45.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    13825 x 9925 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1171 x 840 mm
    46.1 x 33.1 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Mount Rushmore, Carved into the southeast face of a mountain in South Dakota are the faces of four presidents, a memorial to American history. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln look down from their stoney heights and remind everyone that even the impossible is possible. sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 5, 725-foot mountain in 1927. Creation of the Shrine of Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it's now deemed priceless. The Avenue of Flags leads from the Concession Building to the Grandview Terrace. The flags of the 56 states and territories fly below the memorial. a half-mile walking trail that offers spectacular views of the mountain sculpture. in the Black Hills of South Dakota, stands the national memorial, created by Gutzon Borglum. It was designed as a testament to the growth of the country and its great leaders. This magnificent rock carving depicts the 60-foot high (18.3 m) faces of four great U.S. Presidents. the mountain itself was originally named after Charles E. Rushmore, a New York lawyer investigating mining claims in the Black Hills in 1885. Gutzon Borglum chose this mountain due to its height (5700' above sea level), the soft grainy consistency of the granite, and the fact that it catches the sun for the greatest part of the day. The presidents were selected on the basis of what each symbolized. George Washington represents the struggle for independence, Thomas Jefferson the idea
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Sandy Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-04
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-04
    Collection
    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
    Category
    Society
    Sub Category
    Civilisations
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
    #4080C0