Mount Rushmore Begins Year of Celebrating 90th Anniversary

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The Associated Press, March 20, 2015

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial is hosting a gathering next week to start the celebration of its 90 years of history.

The March 25 event in the Carver's Cafe will include a talk on the park history, cake and ice cream.

Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says 1925 was the year President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill establishing the creation of a national memorial.

Artist Gutzon Borglum arrived that August to evaluate the site and chose Mount Rushmore instead of the proposed Needles.

The site was dedicated on Oct. 1, 1925, in front of 3,000 people.


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