31st Day of October

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centred on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. and was completed on the  October 31, 1941 after a lack of funding.

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.

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed

The sculpture features the 60-foot (18 m) heads of Presidents George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), as recommended by Borglum.[4] The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation’s birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively.

The memorial park covers 1,278 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2)[6] and the actual mountain has an elevation of 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.

Extra Note: Each president was originally to be depicted from head to waist, but lack of funding forced construction to end.

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