Sunday, October 6, 2019

DYK: 7 facts based around Mount Rushmore

From: Jerry D.
Sent: October 6, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: DYK: 7 facts based around Mount Rushmore


1. Did you know that Mount Rushmore is built in the black hills, a mountain range considered sacred to the Lakota tribe which the United States took in 1876? "Members of the American Indian Movement led an occupation of the monument in 1971, naming it "Mount Crazy Horse".
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2. Did you know that there is a hidden "Hall of Records" carved into Mount Rushmore that contains 16 porcelain enamel tablets describing the project and a short US history? They are kept in a teak-wood box, sealed inside a titanium vault. Learn more.

3. Did you know that the faces on Mount Rushmore will outlast Neil Armstrong's footprint on the moon? Armstrong's lunar print is there to stay for about 1 million years. The faces on Mount Rushmore will still be here on Earth for 6 million years after the footprint is gone.

4. Did you know that Mount Rushmore was originally supposed to depict each president from head to waist, but lack of funding forced construction to end early? Learn more.

5. Did you know that the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum, was a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan? He was one of the six knights who sat on the Imperial Koncilium in 1923, which transferred leadership of the Ku Klux Klan from Imperial Wizard Colonel Simmons to Imperial Wizard Hiram Evans. Learn more.

6. Did you know that 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite? Dynamite was used until only three to six inches of rock was left to remove to get to the final carving surface. At this point, the drillers and assistant carvers would drill holes into the granite very close together. This was called honeycombing. The closely drilled holes would weaken the granite so it could be removed often by hand. During 14 years of construction, not a single fatality. Learn more.

7. Did you know that the Sioux Nation has been awarded $1 Billion for Mount Rushmore but wont take it saying that their land was never for sale. Tribe members insist that the 1877 act of Congress that moved the Sioux from their sacred Black Hills is not valid and it wasn’t agreed to by enough tribe members, 20 the land was never for sale in the first place. Learn more.

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