Roosevelt’s Glasses at Rush

by  fans of the Fab Four

Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore has a few surprises for folks that know something about Mt. Rushmore but have never been there.

President Teddy Roosevelt’s glasses are clearly carved out of the Rock.  Click On the photo below to enlarge it – You’ll see his glasses too!

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Mt. Rushmore Sculptors – Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln could have carved Roosevelt’s image without the glasses, however obviously choose a more challengingT_Roosevelt way to complete their multi-year work starting in 1927 and completed between 1934 and 1939.  The National Park Service along with Private Sector contributions has done an excellent Job with this national treasure.  Technically the Park is FREE however you have to pay to park ($11.00/day) in the (only) parking structure there.  At night they offer a special lighted ceremony (it’s very Patriotic) sure to warm the hearts of our American Vets.  Mt. Rushmore, their parking structure and a very nice Exhibit Hall – is all that is there in this part (Black Hills) of South Dakota – the closest town is a town called Keystone, SD and it’s down the road about 5 miles from Mt. Rushmore (aerial photo below).  With a little investigation you can also find places to take photos of Mt. Rushmore from angles you might not have known are possible!

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Photo Credit Below – Volkan Yukel

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