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Mount Rushmore before it was carved

Jun 22, 2013 By Abraham

Mount Rushmore before carving

(via Reddit)


  1. Shilo says:

    I can understand the attraction to tourists of the current version, but I sort of prefer God’s original design and don’t think the current one is a big improvement over what the Creator had in mind.

    1. jen says:

      Man always has, and always will, make “changes” to the earth for our benefit. I don’t think this “change” is any more egregious than, say, strip mining, or lumber stripping, right?

  2. Paula says:

    Wow, this is interesting. I don’t think I ever saw this. Inanimate objects are sacred? My pen? Since I’m an atheist now, I think it’s silly. No they shouldn’t have killed all those people and taken their land and buffalo….but not sacred.

  3. Oglala Lakota says:

    What about the Crazy Horse monument? Most sacred mountain, blasted away bit by bit, every day.

  4. John says:

    You can look up Ansel Adams and he has a cool picture of the entrance to San Francisco Bay before the Golden Gate Bridge.

  5. Dan says:

    As a kid, I was thrilled to see Mt. Rushmore and get $100 worth of souvenirs. I still have a cartoony statue that hardly looks similar. I hate going as an an adult. The park stops far from underneath the monument, most the mountain is rubble, high tax, there is nothing else to do there, and then there is a long drive to elsewhere.

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