Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills

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The purpose of the memorial is to communicate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States with colossal statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. –Gutzon Borglum

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Yesterday we visited Black Hills National Forest and Mt. Rushmore. The drive through the Black Hills was lovely. It was a refreshing change to be surrounded by so many trees.  I have, of course, seen pictures of Mt. Rushmore, but it was quite a thing to see in person. I can’t begin to imagine the amount of skill and ingenuity it took to create such a sculpture! It is really quite amazing!

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Categories: National Forests, National Monuments, South Dakota | Tags: , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills

  1. Reading your posts from the last few days makes me really miss being in South Dakota—we lived just west of Rapid City up until last August when we set out on our own RV adventure :). It looks like ya’ll are having a blast :)!!!
    ~Melonie

    • Hi Melonie! Thank you so much for stopping by! We love South Dakota and I see why you’d miss it. We wish we’d had more time to spend there. You have a great blog. I look forward to following your adventures. Happy Travels! 🙂

      • …and I can’t wait to see where ya’ll go next! Being able to travel like this is such a gift, isn’t it :)?

  2. laurapeck16

    Must be an a-mazing sight in person! Great pictures of you guys!

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