Question #3 – After whom was Mount Rushmore named and where did he live?
Answer - Charles E. Rushmore, a New York City Attorney in 1885, who was in South Dakota on business.
Question #4 – How many steps did the workers at Mount Rushmore climb every day to work on the mountain? And how much was their daily wage?
Answer -400 workers climbed the 700 steps to work each day on the mountain. They earned only $8 per day.
Question #5 – How many years did it take to carve Mount Rushmore?
Answer - The Shrine of Democracy took 14 years to carve.
OTHER EXCITING INFO -
You can watch for Mount Rushmore’s American Pride to go through the NBC telecast around 10:22 a.m. in which ever time zone you are watching from. Right before the Mount Rushmore float will be the Golden Express Train and Ronald McDonald’s Big Red Shoe Car and Balloon. We are so excited to watch the entire parade!