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Mount Rushmore National Monument - Resources
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Jan 24, 2005, 20:12

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These learning links will help you explore the history of Mount Rushmore as well as the geology, ecology, and more.

Courtesy of the National Park Service

Carving History - Mount Rushmore
Conceived by Doane Robinson, the challenge became finding a sculptor and the correct location for Mount Rushmore’s carvings. Learn what it took to make Mount Rushmore a reality.
Source: National Park Service

Memorial History - Mount Rushmore
Learn what it took to complete this daunting project. What challenges had to be overcome? How was the money raised?
Source: National Park Service

Black Hills Geology
“There are two distinct stories to tell-the origin of the rocks and the creation of the current topography. The rocks are ancient, the topography is relatively recent. “
Source: National Park Service

Mount Rushmore - Plants
Which tree at Mount Rushmore has the unique smell of vanilla and butterscotch? Learn this and more in this concise article.
Source: National Park Service

Mount Rushmore - Animals
The Mount Rushmore is a 1200 acres portion of the Black Hills. Learn about the animals, amphibians, fish, and reptiles that are native to the monuments park area.
Source: National Park Service

Presidential Trivia for Kids
See how much you know about our founding fathers with this cool presidential trivia test.
Source: National Park Service

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