How much money did it cost to build Mount Rushmore?

Mount Rushmore cost nearly one million dollars and was mostly carved during the Great Depression.

When did they start and finish Mount Rushmore?

October 4, 1927
  • Who carved the heads on Mount Rushmore?

    Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).
  • How tall is the Mount Rushmore?

    The mountain itself, at an elevation of 5,725 feet (1,745 metres), was named in 1885 for Charles E. Rushmore, a New York lawyer. The memorial, which covers 2 square miles (5 square km), was designated in 1925 and dedicated in 1927.
  • What is there to do in South Dakota?

    20 Things to Do in South Dakota
    • Top attractions in South Dakota.
    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
    • The World's Only Corn Palace.
    • Badlands National Park.
    • Spearfish Canyon.
    • Photo Courtesy of Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.
    • Photo Courtesy of Lewis and Clark Recreation Area.
    • Crazy Horse Memorial.

How were the four presidents chosen for Mount Rushmore?

These men were chosen because all four played important roles in American history. The four faces carved onto Mount Rushmore are those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Each face carved into the mountain is about 60 feet tall.

When was Mount Rushmore built and finished?

October 31, 1941

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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