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Mount Rushmore Was Supposed to Look Very Different

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It took more than 14 years for Mount Rushmore to be completed. During it's construction, unstable stone forced the the sculptor to dynamite Jefferson's original face.

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Take in the soaring views above a state that inspired a future president, launched the country's first millionaire, and kept a dark, rich secret under its expansive prairies for centuries. This lofty journey over North Dakota highlights the Roughrider State's grand beauty, which healed a grieving Teddy Roosevelt and transformed him into a defender of America's wild land. Explore the state's booms and busts, from fur trade explosions to frontier battles to the thousands of oil wells that dot the land and house flaming vents that are visible from space.

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