Hanling at Mt. Rushmore. We met at Wind cave campground and toured Rushmore together.
Doane Robinson is credited with the idea of carving some president's faces in the granite of the Black Hills to promote tourism. In 1927 Gutzon Borglum was contacted to carve the faces. He was picked because of his success at Stone Mt. Georgia with the Confederate Memorial.
Each President has a turn-out on the President's Trail. Each head is 60ft (18m) tall. The President's heads were completed between 1934 & 1939.
Taken from the President's Trail.
Night program at Rushmore. I did not have a tripod but used the top row to steady my camera. The Ranger asked all veterans to come on stage to be honored.
I recommend you catch the evening program if you have time. It is worth seeing.
Needles Eye Tunnel, highway 87.
One car at a time thru Needles Eye.
Line of cars heading for the Round-up, early am Sept. 30th
One of the cowgirls that will be riding in the Round-up.
Some of the horses and crowd behind my position.
Some of the cowboys before the Round-Up starts.
Cowboy before the Round-up starts.
The buffalo herd at the start of the Round-Up.
Probably my best shot of the Round-Up. Got a cowboy in the foreground with the buffalo in the background and no trucks visible.
The Round-Up is over and crowd heading for their vehicles.
South Viewing Area. Round-up is over. Those on horseback can see the North Viewing Area as well. I was heading out of CSP today and heading for Devils Tower.
Some of the scenery on 4 Mile Draw road.
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