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Historical Wonders Mount Rushmore Bookends

Mount Rushmore Bookends


Granite Sculpture. Located on the northeast edge of Harney Peak. Gutzon Borglum used dynamite in an innovated and unprecedented way to remove large amounts of rock quickly and inexpensively. 450,000 tons of granite were removed, 90% blasted by dynamite. A total of 400 stone workers blasted granite along side the sculptor, with no deaths and only two reported injuries.

Its true name is Anfiteatro Flavio, everybody knows it by the name of Coliseum and it is the symbol itself of the city of Rome in the world. It was built in 72 A. D. by Vespasian and finished eight years after by his son Titus. The Coliseum was comparable, for its time, to our stadiums of today.

Construction began in 1927 and was completed in 1941 by his son Lincoln Borglum.

Presidents depicted are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Measures 7" high, 4" wide and 4" deep.


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Mount Rushmore Bookends
Price: $56.00
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