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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore
Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln

My photo of Mount Rushmore is about the same as everybody else's. At the time I visited here, in 1978 I think, this was about the only place you could take a photo from. I read that now they have completed a new visitor center and a trail up to the faces. (I think there had been one previously, but it was closed when I was there.)

Anyway, I was quite impressed with the memorial as a whole, with the flag-lined walkway, the visitor center, and of course the main feature. It made me think what a great country this is. I have found out later that many Native Americans, however, feel that the memorial is a desecration of a place which was sacred to them, and was established intentionally as a humiliating gesture. They have a point.

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