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Comment by CCF Beijing on June 11, 2012 at 17:31

There was a funny cartoon about Mount Rushmore a few years ago.

The cartoon was making fun of America's education system. In the cartoon

there was a school bus parked next to Mount Rushmore. On the side of the

bus it said "U.S History Class". The kids hop off the bus. A couple of the kids

point at Mount Rushmore and exclaim "Wow! Hey Bob! Look! Its the Beatles!"

Comment by The Choonies on June 11, 2012 at 15:19

Of course.

Comment by CCF Beijing on June 11, 2012 at 12:06

Kidding (obviously!)

Comment by The Choonies on June 11, 2012 at 8:01

You must be grey to be on the mountain silly. 

And Bush II well I'm sure he could rig it to get elected to be included. 

Comment by CCF Beijing on June 11, 2012 at 6:14

I guess no Obama or Bush II then

Comment by John Rutledge on June 11, 2012 at 0:37

They really can not add to the mountain, particualrly to Washington's right.  The stone is too soft for carving.  Originally, the plan was to carve the four down to their waists, but the war finally came to the US and that plan was abandoned.  Remember it was completed in late 1941.

Comment by CCF Beijing on June 9, 2012 at 23:30

FDR was too busy fighting those pesky Natzis to have time to be put on a mountain.

I think other "candidates" for a "modern-day  Mount Rushmore" might be:

On the right: Reagan, Eisenhower

On the left: Kennedy, FDR, Truman, Clinton

 

Comment by Mary Sun on June 9, 2012 at 16:30

Very nice Martin

Comment by The Choonies on June 9, 2012 at 12:42

Can they add to it or is the mountain/cliff full? Because maybe a few after 1941 could be up there like JFK, Reagan, etc.

Comment by John Rutledge on June 9, 2012 at 12:11

Rushmore, basic facts:

The motivation behind Mount Rushmore was to encourage tourism.  It began in 1927 and was not completed until 1941.  The reason for choosing those four Presidents was at that time they were considered the four best during the country’s first 150 years.

 

 

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