"America lives in the heart of everyman who wishes
to find a region where he will be free to work out
his destiny as he chooses."
-Woodrow Wilson


Mount Rushmore memorializes the birth, growth, preservation and development of the United States of America. Between 1927 and 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60-foot busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history.