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Carvings of Presidents faces in the Mountains
In Mount rushmore there are carvings of presidents, why is there no carvings of the last few presidents,i.e. Nixon, clinton Bush etc. Oh and who carved them and why ??? .
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richardv answers:

Someone called Gutzon Borglum and a team of workers cardved the faces in the mountain between 1927 and 1941.
Source: Wikipedia


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DIV_2005 answers:

It was created by Gutzon Borglum, he died before it was completed and his son finished it.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/mountrushmore.html

I think that it was a celebration of the first 150 years of the United States and that's why there are no recent Presidents.


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rasputin1309 answers:

It signifies 4 periods in American history - something like the founding, settling, unifying and modernisation, (only not that!!!) Beside Mt Rusmore they are building a statute to Crazy Horse - it is magnificent and when finished will be the biggest sculpture in the world at 560 ft high, (to give an idea the heads on Mt Rushmore are around 60ft high


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