Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot (18 meter) heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, as recommended by Borglum. The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation's birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively. The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.

Mount Rushmore in Chicxulub Asteroid MissedEdit

The brownskinned natives of the Black Hills had carved images of their gods into one of the mountains. Even greenskins admitted the carvings were impressive, as the brownskins didn't have iron, steel, or gunpowder, and relied on bronze and stone and manpower. No one knew how old the carvings were, not even the natives.[1]

The gods depicted were Shingto, Fferso, Incol, and Oosev.[2]


  1. Analog, May/June 2019, Vol. CXXXIX, nos. 5 & 6, pgs. 10-11.
  2. Ibid., pg. 10.
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