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What Mt. Rushmore Should Have Looked Like [Pic]

Lack of funds forced the carving to end in October 1941, but this is what it should have looked like. It cost $989,992.

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Date: 08/23/12 03:35 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    Link: What Mt. Rushmore Should Have Looked Like - Lack of funds forced the carving to end in October 1941, but this is what it should have looked like. It cost $989,992.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Can`t decide whether this looks tackier than it is now.

    Either way, it was a bad move.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    That was pretty optimistic
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    thats not even the frist draft.
    but the got a member of the KKK to work on it so he picked Indian killers
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    Profworm Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    Actually, what it should have looked like was a mountain. The black hills belonged to the Lakota, up until congress took it away so they could build a giant tourist attraction.

    They did try to give them money, at least, but it was refused.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    I`d rather see the Sitting Bull monument finished.
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    Profworm Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Unfortunately the Sitting Bull monument is also being carved against the wishes of the Lakota and Sitting Bull`s direct descendants.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    The reason it wasn`t like that was geology. The same reason the sitting bull project is running into problems. It would just cost way to much to maintain the monument due to the veins of easily weathered rock that runs through out that area.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Roosevelt is a complete combo breaker. No way did he deserve to be up there with the others.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2012 at 7:15 am
    Cool.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 7:20 am
    "Roosevelt is a complete combo breaker. No way did he deserve to be up there with the others."
    Didn`t he have something to do with the area being a park and not becoming a city now?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 7:46 am
    @BostonKaiser
    Sitting Bull monument was finished ages a go.
    are you thinking Crazy horse memorial
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 7:50 am
    @Profworm
    The black hills did not belonged to the Lakota.
    the took it from Apsáalooke when the Lakota lost there land to the colonists in the erly 1700s
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2012 at 11:56 am
    "Didn`t he have something to do with the area being a park and not becoming a city now?"

    That may have been, but by that rational, both the artist and the major financial contributors to to Mount Rushmore should have been up there as well. He wasn`t a particularly good President, as it turns out. And the more I learn about Lincoln, the more I learn that he wasn`t all that great either. He wasn`t even a proponent of abolition, he just wanted to keep the Union together. And I can tell you that many in the North now regret having won that war.
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    Profworm Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    You are correct, I was looking up the Crazy Horse memorial, not Sitting Bull. I used the wrong name. Good catch.

    However, while the Lakota might not have held the black hills in the 1700s the hills were given to them under the treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. Which lasted exactly as long as it took white people to find gold there and start violating it.

    I`m not trying to sound like an expert. I had passing knowledge of all this, but I`m using this thread as an excuse to google-fu.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    @Profworm the same thing happened every where.
    here in Colorado we Utes where "given" rights to owr home in the rocky mountains. but when gold was found by trespassers we lost it.
    in 2004 Gas was found on the res and we had to fight for four yaers to keep what was owers.
    whats funny is i temped at QEP Resources Inc a yaers ago.

    so what elas is new?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Interesting.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Check out Penn & Teller`s BS episode about Mt. Rushmore. It`s very informative.

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