Mount Rushmore: A Proud Symbol of America

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Above Video: Mount Rushmore, one of America’s most famous landmarks, is getting a makeover for its 87th birthday. Vinita Nair reports.

It took 14 years to carve the faces of four great presidents into Mount Rushmore. The brain-child of sculptor and Idaho native Gutzon Borglum, it was finished 75 years ago Monday. Chip Reid spoke with one of the men who took on the monumental task.

The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

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