Mount Rushmore Rapid City, South DakotaMount Rushmore

The Black Hills were settled by European Americans primarily from population centers to the west and south of the region, as miners flocked there from earlier gold boom locations in Colorado and Montana. As the economy of the Black Hills has shifted from natural resources (mining and timber), the hospitality and tourism industries have grown to take its place over the years. Locals have divided the Black Hills into two areas: “The Southern Hills” and “The Northern Hills”. All of the areas in the Black Hills are great places to move to and call home. Black Hills Professional Home Inspections LLC will help you to do just that. Have a born and raised South Dakota Property Inspector inspect your new home.

Mount Rushmore is one of the most visited monuments in a 5 state area. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed in 1941. Over that time period of 14 years, some 400 workers erected the sculpture under dangerous conditions, removing a total of 450,000 tons of rock in order to create the enormous carved heads, each of which reached a height of 60 feet (18 meters). In sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s original design, the four presidents were meant to be represented from the waist up, but insufficient funding brought the carving to a halt after completion of their faces, due to the war and other implications.

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Did You Know” The figure of Thomas Jefferson was originally started on Washington’s right side. After 18 months of carving, the figure of Jefferson had to be blasted off the mountain and restarted on Washington’s left side.


Crazy Horse Monument Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse was a legendary warrior and leader of the Lakota Sioux, celebrated for his battle skills as well as his efforts to preserve Native American traditions and way of life. Resisting efforts to force the Sioux indians onto reservations, he fought alongside Sitting Bull and others in the American-Indian Wars, and was instrumental in the defeat of George Armstrong Custer’s forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Crazy Horse, or Tashunka Witko, has become almost a mythical figure of the Great Plains Indian wars. The place and date of his birth are uncertain, but he was probably born in the early 1840s near Bear Butte on the Belle Fourche River. Crazy Horse had three wives during his lifetime, Black Buffalo Woman, Black Shawl, and Nellie Laravie. 1939 – Korczak Ziolkowski, a noted New England sculptor, first came to the Black Hills to help Gutzon Borglum on Mount Rushmore. May 3, 1947 – Korczak Ziolkowski returned to the sacred Black Hills to create a monument for Crazy Horse.

The warrior became further known to many of the Sioux bands for his courage in the War for the Bozeman Trail of 1866 to 1868 under the Oglala Chief Red Cloud, when the army began to build a road in Powder River country from the Oregon Trail to the goldfields of Montana. Custer South Dakota is the place where the monument can be found.

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