This fact, along with the impending american involvement in world war ii, led to the end of the work on the mountain. On october 31, 1941, mount rushmore national memorial was declared a completed project.
In What Year Was Mount Rushmore National Monument Completed?
In 1930, the Mount Rushmore National Monument was completed. The monument features the heads of four former U.S. presidents:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Mount Rushmore was carved out of the Black Hills of South Dakota by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his team of workers.
The idea for Mount Rushmore came about in 1923, when South Dakota historian Doane Robinson suggested carving the faces of famous people into the Black Hills.
Borglum, who was already working on a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in Virginia, was hired to create the monument. Borglum and his team began carving Mount Rushmore in 1927.
The process was slow and difficult, as they had to blast the rock with dynamite and then chisel it by hand. By the time the monument was finished in 1930, it had cost $989,992.32 to build.
Despite the cost, Mount Rushmore has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Every year, millions of people visit the monument to see the faces of the four presidents.