This sculpture was carved out of the side of a rock cliff. The sculpture is of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
You can see the monument from quite a distance. The first time you glimpse the sculpture it almost takes your breath away.
You usually see pictures of Mount Rushmore that look something like this.
But what some people, such as me, do not realize is that this monument is much higher up than first believed. Also, it is in the middle of a forested area called the Black Hills.
As you walk around you can see the monument from some impressive angles.
What I noticed the most were the eyes and how realistic they look.
However, money ran out and also time. Keep in mind this was done during the Great Depression which was followed by World War II.
Still, as I looked at the finished work I thought of the expression "Sometimes less is more."
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