The Legacy Of Mt. Rushmore Memorial Essay

1150 Words Sep 20th, 2016 5 Pages
How many of you have ever visited a memorial or monument before? Tons of monuments have been built in the United States as memorials dedicated to important events or people in American history. Yet, the most fascinating monument has been Mount Rushmore Memorial. Mt. Rushmore is located in South Dakota’s black hill national forest and it is one of America’s most popular tourist attractions. This monument is best known for its four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of the U.S presidents and it was built to honor each of these presidents for their contribution to the birth of democracy and the growth of the United States. Over generations, millions of tourists have come to view the granite face sculptures to what now represent the first 150 years of American history. Years before Mount Rushmore existed, it was known as Black Hills National Forest and the mountain had no name. At that time, many adventurous travelers were visiting South Dakota’s Black hills because it’s natural surroundings attracted the public. In 1884, a New York Lawyer named Charles. E. Rushmore traveled to visit the Black Hills National forest. There he came to inspect mining’s and claim properties. Rushmore asked several people if the nearby mountain had a name, and a man replied that the mountain had never had a name before. From that moment the mountain was named after Rushmore and the birth of Mount Rushmore began. In the 1920s, travelers were still visiting the Black Hills…

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