Friday, November 18, 2016

Mt Rushmore - USA

I've many cards from USA but there are a few states I still don't have any cards from. South Dakota was one of those states untill last week. Thanks to the swap with Andrzej I got this card from the most iconic landmark of the state. 

Mount Rushmore features the faces of four Presidents of the United States: George Washington, the first President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, Theodore Roosevelt, who gained greater knowledge and freedom of expression, and Abraham Lincoln, who fought for the country's peace throughout the civil war.

Photographer: Dan Grigg
The initial idea of the painter and sculptor Gutzon Borglum, was to made only a bust, but there was much indecision as to what should be built. After the decision of the first bust to be built, the first scaffolding was built in 1899. It took 14 years for the work to be completed (1927 - 1941).
The monument is one of the best-known tourist attractions in the United States, yielding to the State of South Dakota the nickname of The Mount Rushmore State. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt gigantic faces were built with ancient engineering instruments, hammers and hammers 150 meters high in the Black Hills region. Borglum died shortly before completing his work. Finished by its son, Lincoln, the work was inaugurated in 1946.

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