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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:43 AM

A fifth face? Adding another historical figure to SD's Mount Rushmore has been a popular talking

A fifth face? Adding another historical figure to SD's Mount Rushmore has been a popular talking point for decades.


The National Park Service says no, there is no secure surface on the mountain. While a large expanse to the right of George Washington seems a likely spot for at least one more president, NPS officials point out that sculptor Gutzon Borglum intended to place Thomas Jefferson there.

But it turned out the area was not stable, so Jefferson was relocated and crunched between Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. The rock next to Washington is simply not available.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Chief of Interpretation and Education Maureen McGee-Ballinger said it is a frequent question.

“From time to time individuals, groups or organizations make proposals to add the busts of other individuals to Mount Rushmore National Memorial,” McGee-Ballinger said. “Additions are not possible for two reasons.

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But it turned out the area was not stable, so Jefferson was relocated and crunched between Washington and Theodore Roosevelt.


Ding, ding, ding! For the idiots who believe that Trump should be added to Mt. Rushmore, it looks like we found the perfect spot.

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TexasTowelie Jul 2020 OP
Newest Reality Jul 2020 #1
cayugafalls Jul 2020 #5
ZZenith Jul 2020 #2
lapfog_1 Jul 2020 #3
Marie Marie Jul 2020 #4
cayugafalls Jul 2020 #6
Newest Reality Jul 2020 #7
captain queeg Jul 2020 #8
Squinch Jul 2020 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:49 AM

1. I no longer honor that name or the monument.

If you consider it the desecration of the Indigenous people's land, it is a testament to exploitation and a monument of dishonor in that respect.

My future reference to that mountain will be Stone Mountain, or more appropriately, Six Grandfathers. Mt. Rushmore and its carvings is just an insult to the tribes of that area and a tribute to breaking treaties.

It is just a phony overlay with a bad history.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:12 AM

5. +1000

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:55 AM

2. Maybe we could just add a tiny Mario Kart Toad up top.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:56 AM

3. How about we return the mountain to the

Native Americans after we spend time restoring (as best we can) the mountain to it's original appearance.

We can always construct monuments to the Presidents in other places (if we feel it is needed).

Personally, I feel that the idea of America should mean that all of these people should be studied in history books and maybe a museum with statues or portraits.

I think all of them (the former Presidents ) would be good with just that as their mark in history ( both the good and the bad ).

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:10 AM

4. Agree, well said.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:15 AM

6. The land should be returned to the people we stole it from.

They should decide its fate. Perhaps, they will restore it or continue to allow the faces to remain.

After all, the Native Americans, time and time again, have proven themselves to be more human than the conquerors who tried to destroy them.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:18 AM

7. +1000

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:42 AM

8. Maybe we could get Obama's face on there while shit stain is still alive

We could do that before abandoning it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:52 AM

9. Like we haven't already done enough damage in order to give ourselves a national tchotchke.

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