Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse

Two rows of state flags on the way to view the sculpture.

Two rows of state flags on the way to view the sculpture.

It is very impressive to view the sculpture!

It is very impressive to view the sculpture!

I discovered that Mount Rushmore is actually very close to Devils Tower. It is less than a two hour drive to the east, within South Dakota. I got up early and headed to Mount Rushmore in the Jeep. It was quite impressive to see Mount Rushmore in person. The details in the sculptures were amazing.

Abraham Lincoln looks so lifelike.

Abraham Lincoln looks so lifelike.

Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Until today, I did not realize that the sculpture of Roosevelt included his glasses.

Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Until today, I did not realize that the sculpture of Roosevelt included his glasses.

I enjoyed walking on the path that lead right below the sculpture. Until I got close, I never knew that Teddy Roosevelt had glasses.

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Wow! Look at these guys!

Wow! Look at these guys!

After viewing Mount Rushmore, I drove over to see the ongoing Crazy Horse sculpture. It will be much larger than Mount Rushmore when finished. The white sculpture is the template and the actual sculpture is being blasted out of the mountain. What an enormous task to complete.

Crazy Horse. The white sculpture is the model and the background is where it is being carved from the mountain.

Crazy Horse. The white sculpture is the model and the background is where it is being carved from the mountain.

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