April 26, 2010

Mt. Rushmore

Oh no !!!!! More tourists taking pictures!

No, this is not Mount Rushmore, but an advertisement for Presidents' Park, which was closed while we were here.

Doug stands in for Bonzo.

Two cold tourists pose in front of Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore construction was started in 1937 by Gutzon Burglum. In March 1941, Burglum died and his son Lincoln Burglum took over. Construction stopped due to lack of funding in October 1941.

Originally the plan was to carve the presidents from head to waist. The presidents are from left to right: George Washingon, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The closest Marlon will ever come to being the President of the United States...

Doug stands in front of the entrance to Mount Rushmore where flags of all 50 states fly.
Doug shows us the meaning of Mount Rushmore in the museum.

Many views of Mount Rushmore...

It was time to say goodbye; we were cold and hungry.

These guys had found something to eat next to the road at Mount Rushmore.

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To be continued...

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