What is Mount Rushmore?


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You might be confused or misunderstand the name Mount Rushmore and assume it is a high mountain like other mountains in the world. However, it is a big and high mountain but what makes it different from other mount is the depiction of four presidential faces of United States of America.

If you visit South Dakota, you will easily reach the Black Hills National Forest, which is a famous and hot tourist destination and an attractive center of interest for the people who are fond of looking for sculptures.

You will see enormous size of carved statues of four leading faces of American presidents; President George Washington. Who appears as the leading face of three other sculptures; and most of the work was done on his personality to show his significance and importance.

Some people think that these are the successive faces of America’s presidents one by one. But we would like to tell you that George Washington was the first president of America and also the founder of United States.

Second sculpture depicts the face of Thomas Jefferson, who was the third president of America, though he is also the founding father of America and got the opportunity to serve as the principal author of the declaration of the independence. He served the country from 1801 to 1809.

One face is of Abraham Lincoln, who was a leading lawyer and a great politician; there are numerous stories about his wisdom and bravery, but unfortunately he couldn’t serve the country for a long time. He was assassinated in April 1865 and till his last breath he remained the president of the United Sates. He was elected as 16th president of the united sates.

Though, the last and fourth face is of Theodore Roosevelt but you will him as the third face of the row. He served the United States from 1901 to 1909. He was a great naturalist, a brave soldier, an enthusiastic explore and deep author and a great political leader.

The work of Mount Rushmore started in 1927, and the work of the sculpture lasted for around 14 years, which got completed in 1941. The work was not an easy task so more than 400 workers worked continuously and met unexpected dangerous states.

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Author: S. A. Razmi

The author is a creative writer with deep knowledge of human taste, can add interest and fun in his writing; has been writing for more than 7 years and working as Urdu-English translator and transcriptionist. http://www.languagetranslationagencydelhi.com

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