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The Making of America’s Famous Landmark (Mt. Rushmore and The Statue of Liberty)

Neil Patrick
A photo of Danish-American artist and sculptor , Gutzon, Borglum. (1927)

MT. RUSHMORE (Keystone, South Dakota)

Mt. Rushmore

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Mt. Rushmore is the pride of South Dakota. The gigantic four gigantic images of U.S presidents symbolize hope, fortitude and the spirit of nation. The massive sculpture is also known as “The Shrine of Democracy”. Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum were the responsible for this glory. Mt. Rushmore was built by hundreds of workers and most them were miners. The faces of four presidents was formed using dynamite. The site is considered as one of America’s most famous landmarks.

 Gutzon Borglum

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A photo of Danish-American artist and sculptor , Gutzon, Borglum. (1927)

Carving using dynamite

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Workers used dynamite for curving the . 

mount-rushmore-construction

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Most of the workers who made Mt. Rushmore were miners.

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island, New York)

the statue of liberty

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French government for the celebration of the centenary of America’s independence. The Statue of Liberty is also known as Liberty Enlightening the World which was a masterpiece of a famous French sculptor and artist Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. The statue is one of tourist’s most favorite site and it was also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Centre. There are about four million tourists visit the world famous landmark.

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Frederic Augustes

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The Image of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi designing the left hand of the statue holding a tablet.

PedestalConstruction

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Statue of Liberty’s pedestal took several years to be made. And in the year 1885, the construction of Lady Liberty’s pedestal started by the great effort of Richard Morris Hunt.

head of statue of liberty

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The head of Lady Liberty was exhibited after the year it was completed. The exhibit took place at the 1878 Paris World’s Fair which made 250,000 francs by the end 1879.