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Mount Rushmore


Mount Rushmore
Located near Keystone, South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Monument is a memorial that was designed to celebrate the first 150 years of U.S. history. The memorial consist of sculptures of of four American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.


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Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills: Including the Badlands (Moon Handbooks)

By Laural A. Bidwell

Moon Travel
Released: 2016-04-26
Paperback (272 pages)

Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills: Including the Badlands (Moon Handbooks)
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure!

One of America's most famous monuments rises amid breathtaking natural beauty. Experience the open skies of the Badlands and rolling prairies of the West with Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills.

  • Itineraries for every timeline and budget, tailored for adventure seekers, families, history buffs, art collectors, road-trippers, and more
  • Recommendations for outdoor recreation, including hiking, climbing, fishing, backpacking, and more, plus essential packing tips and health and safety information
  • The top activities and unique ideas for exploring: Say hi to the carved granite faces of the presidents, then hike red rock canyons and hills covered in ponderosa pine. Spot bison, elk, and mountain goats, and see wild horses roaming the grassy flatlands. Test yourself by climbing the tallest peak east of the Rockies, or get your adrenaline going at a local rodeo. Visit galleries, museums, and historic sites to learn about Lakota history. Soak in local hot springs, pan for gold, or enjoy the solitude of the prairie and sleep under a field of stars.
  • Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and local expert Laural A. Bidwell
  • Respectfully connect with Native American culture with tips on visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial and how to attend a powwow
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, directions, and reservations to Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Rapid City, Hill City, and Keystone
  • Honest advice for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills, you can plan your trip your way.

Craving more of the great outdoors? Check out Moon Zion & Bryce or Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.

Where Is Mount Rushmore?

By True Kelley

Grosset Dunlap
Released: 2015-02-05
Paperback (112 pages)

Where Is Mount Rushmore?
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It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum's dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so. Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn; the blasting and carving carried out through the years of the Great Depression when funding for anything was hard to come by. Yet Mount Rushmore now draws almost three million visitors to the Black Hills every year. This is an entertaining chronicle of one man's magnificent obsession, which even today sparks controversy.

Mount Rushmore (Pull Ahead Books)

By Judith Jango-Cohen

Lerner Publishing Group
Paperback (32 pages)

Mount Rushmore (Pull Ahead Books)
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Have you ever seen a face that's taller than a house? People come from across the country to see the huge faces on Mount Rushmore. Four U.S. presidents are carved on this tall mountain. Just whose idea was Mount Rushmore? And how did workers carve this amazing sculpture? Read this book to find out. Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life.

Mount Rushmore (Wonders of America)

By Marion Dane Bauer

Simon Spotlight
Released: 2007-05-08
Paperback (32 pages)

Mount Rushmore (Wonders of America)
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Mount Rushmore is the most visited place in the United States. Learn the story about how this wonder of America was made.

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

By Rex Alan Smith

Abbeville Press
Paperback (416 pages)

The Carving of Mount Rushmore
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The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore.

"I had seen the photographs and the drawings of this great work. And yet, until about ten minutes ago I had no conception of its magnitude, its permanent beauty and its importance." —Franklin Delano Roosevelt, upon first viewing Mount Rushmore, August 30, 1936

Now in paperback, The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith—a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore—recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Mount Rushmore: 57 Fascinating Facts For Kids (Volume 28)

By Peter Nielsen

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (32 pages)

Mount Rushmore: 57 Fascinating Facts For Kids (Volume 28)
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The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a huge sculpture carved into the Black Hills of South Dakota, has become one of America's best loved icons. The images of four of America's greatest presidents are carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore, a task that took 14 years to complete. Peter Nielsen delivers a comprehensive list of facts about Mt. Rushmore, explaining how the project took shape, from the original idea to the final completion. Reading a long book can be overwhelming for a child, but Nielsen gives you the Mount Rushmore story in 57 easy to understand segments. We are sure that that you will be fascinated by the facts about Mount Rushmore in our book and that you will be encouraged to learn more about this majestic American national symbol.

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity

By Jeff Brown

Harper Collins
Released: 2009-04-21
Paperback (96 pages)

Flat Stanley s Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity
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Saddle up with Flat Stanley

Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!

The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a real tight spot—even for a flat boy like Stanley!

Mount Rushmore: Myths, Legends, and Facts (Monumental History)

By Jessica Gunderson

Capstone Press
Paperback (32 pages)

Mount Rushmore: Myths, Legends, and Facts (Monumental History)
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A stone shrine shrouded in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore is a symbol of American history. But do you know the real story behind the statue? Historic, primary source photos and explorative infographics help uncover the mysteries surrounding this majestic monument.

Mount Rushmore: The Story Behind the Scenery (English Edition)

By Lincoln Borglum

Brand: KC Publications, Inc.
Released: 2006-04-01
Paperback (48 pages)

Mount Rushmore: The Story Behind the Scenery (English Edition)
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in western South Dakota, set aside in 1925, preserves the sculpted heads of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.


 
 
 

 
 
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