Frequently Asked Questions

Who created the sculpture?
Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers.

How much did the sculpture cost?
$989,992.32

How long did it take to build?
14 years - from October 4, 1927 to October 31,1941.

Are the faces eroding?
No, the estimated erosion rate is 1 inch every 10,000 years.

Who is the mountain named after?
Charles E. Rushmore, a New York City attorney, in 1885 who was here on
business.

Were there any deaths during the carving?
No.

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