Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Vacation Review: Mt Rushmore
A recent trip to South Dakota, my wife and I, along with some old and new friends, visited Mt. Rushmore. It was a magnificent view. The work involved in creating such a monument. There are four presidents on this monument. I never knew them by memory, however, looking at it a could identify each head. However I never knew why each of the presidents were chosen.
President Washington, our first president was chosen for the theme of the "Birth" of a nation.
President Thomas Jefferson, was chosen for the Louisiana Purchase and the theme "Expansion" of a nation.
President Theodore Roosevelt, was chosen for theme of "Development" with the Panama Canal, National Parks and other acts.
Abraham Lincoln was chosen for the theme of "Preservation", credited with saving the Union.
This monument cost less then a million dollars to build. (Who knew) It was finished sometime in 1941.
This should be on the bucket list for all Americans.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Where the Rhine begins
The Rhine River The Rhine river runs throughout Europe through several countries. During our trip, we were able to stop off at the beginn...
This was a difficult letter for me on this challenge. I have not been to a place with a "Q" start. I know they exist. There is ...
Gettysburg PA, the site of an important battle from the United States Civil War. Living in Northern VA, not all travel destination require ...
Okay friends, you may or may not know, but I am a US Navy Veteran. Many of my travels as a younger man involved being assigned to a US Navy ...
If people came to Mount Rushmore, and took time to view those huge statues of the Presidents, would that make visitors rushless?
You know Bear, I would hope so. I would hope so.
Post a Comment