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Which president should be added to Mount Rushmore?
Last Updated: 20th April, 2020
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Then, was there supposed to be a 5th President on Mount Rushmore?
Mount Rushmore as a “Shrine of Democracy” Roosevelt. In September 1937, Lincoln's head was dedicated, while the fourth and final head–that of FDR's fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt–was dedicated in July 1939.
Furthermore, how did they decide who to put on Mount Rushmore? Having decided on the location of the sculpture, Borglum decided to make the monument of four presidents of the United States. He chose the two most famous presidents in American history, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
In respect to this, who was going to be the fifth face on Mount Rushmore?
In the 1950s and 1960s, local Lakota Sioux elder Benjamin Black Elk (son of medicine man Black Elk, who had been present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn) was known as the "Fifth Face of Mount Rushmore", posing for photographs with thousands of tourists daily in his native attire.
How many workers died building Mount Rushmore?
A: No one died during the blasting and carving process. However, some of the workers died later of silicosis (a lung condition). This was caused by the dust that the they inhaled while they were carving the granite.