Fast Facts and Trivia
- Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 6,200-foot Mount Rushmore
in 1927. Creation of the Shrine to Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere
$1 million, though it's now deemed priceless.
- The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into Mount Rushmore the world's greatest mountain carving.