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Mount Rushmore: Outdoor Art



Mount Rushmore portrays four leaders of the United States that represent some the values of our country: freedom, creativity, responsibility, conservation, civil rights… This outdoor art took over twenty years to carve, and I’m glad the sculptor took the time. The Sculptors Studio has huge windows where the artist had his scale model and used that to transform the mountain into a monument!

Here are quotes from each of the leaders that were chosen to have their faces chiseled into stone:




This huge flag was draped over each monument at its dedication:

Tromping the trails to see the faces closer was invigorating. My favorite memory was coming around the corner and seeing George Washington’s face on the mountain! (Followed by Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln).
These quotes stand in the museum, and these words inspire me to pray for my country and make me even more thankful for it.

-M. H. Campbell

Copyright 2015


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

4 thoughts on “Mount Rushmore: Outdoor Art

  1. I am being harassed by a blog of America Haters, they are despicable. It heartens me to see this lovely tribute to our country.


    • I’m so sorry you are being treated that way. Can you report them to WordPress? They can have their opinions, but they don’t need to be nasty.
      I’m glad my post could encourage you! I just was on a road trip–5,600 miles in two weeks, and it made me so much more thankful for our country–it is an amazing land!
      Keep on being you–don’t let those people get you down. We know that our county has faults, but it still is an amazing place…

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      • I have reported them and blocked them, they have associated sites that have jumped on the band wagon. I made the terrible mistake of disagreeing that our country is ….well a bad word. I must refrain from politics :-), I am a rabid patriot though I still recognize there are many problems as there is in most places. Thank you for the kind words..


      • Sounds good. You are welcome!

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