this land of ours

George Washington, Mount Rushmore, Black Hills — Scott Olson/Getty Images
Six Grandfathers prior to defacement — circa 1905
photo by MPI — Getty Images
the original concept was not completed due to lack of funds
Black Hills Indian Camp — their way of life demolished & lost
flags on display at the monument site
stone carver hangs on to Thomas Jefferson’s eyelid. 1936
a “powder monkey” holds dynamite charges and detonators. 1930
project leader Gutzon Borglum supervises his team of sculptors on George Washington’s forehead. 1929
President Franklin Roosevelt visits Mount Rushmore to dedicate the sculpture of Thomas Jefferson, 1936

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