July 11th, 2016 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Custer State Park – Keystone, South Dakota

We had a beautiful day to see Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States. Originally known to the Lakota Sioux as “The Six Grandfathers”, the mountain was renamed after Charles E. Rushmore, a prominent New York lawyer, during an expedition in 1885.  The project of carving Rushmore was undertaken to increase tourism in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. . The carving started in 1927, and ended in 1941.

The last 6 pictures are from the drive we took through another part of Custer State Park.  This time it was a drive up into the mountains.  It was absolutely beautiful.

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One thought on “July 11th, 2016 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Custer State Park – Keystone, South Dakota

  1. Judy

    Seeing these pictures bring back such wonderful memories. I dreamed about seeing this with my own two eyes all my life and when I finally did I had ‘goose bumps’. And what beautiful countryside. I know you enjoyed seeing it all as much as I did.

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