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Gutzon Borglum

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit Keystone

Like many Black Hills communities, Keystone was established as a mining community during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Gold, mica, tin, feldspar, a...

The Story of Keystone

Following the 1876 discovery of placer gold in Battle Creek, just east of present-day Keystone, a settlement named Harney (for the nearby mountain) was establis...

Inside Mount Rushmore’s Hall of Records

Mount Rushmore is an iconic American landmark and South Dakota's most popular tourist attraction, yet many people don't realize it contains a hidden chamber th...
Mt Rushmore

Shrine of Democracy

The sculpture of four famous American presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt) draws millions of visitors to this National Monument e...
Mt Rushmore

Gutzon Borglum

"I want, somewhere in America on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet...
RC Band on stage

The Story of Rapid City

The 1874 discovery of gold in the Black Hills brought droves of settlers to the region, each hoping to strike it rich. Not everybody was lucky; one group of dow...
Mount Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Marks 75 Years!

On August 10, 1927, Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, spoke at Mt. Rushmore to dedicate Gutzon Borglum’s visionary project that was to becom...