We all know the four majestic figures looming over us from the heights of the iconic Mount Rushmore: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. But what is the real story behind this national landmark? Who decided to place this permanent landmark in South Dakota’s Black Hills? Who was the sculptor selected for this daunting task, and why? And why were these four presidents singled out for this colossal sculpture? In this course, Professor Bob Allison will explore the history behind this iconic American symbol.
Fascinating history of the Mount Rushmore memorial and the life of Gutzon Borglum. How interesting to learn about his many projects that will be with us for years to come.