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Lincoln Fun Fact #2

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln Created the Secret Service Hours Before his Assassination?On April 14, 1865, Lincoln signed legislation creating the U.S. Secret Service. That evening, he was shot at Ford’s Theatre. Even if the Secret Service had been established earlier, it wouldn’t have saved Lincoln, as the original mission of the law enforcement agency was to combat widespread currency counterfeiting… Read On

Lincoln Fun Fact #1

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame?The Great Emancipator wasn’t quite WWE material, but thanks to his long limbs he was an accomplished wrestler as a young man. Defeated only once in approximately 300 matches, Lincoln reportedly talked a little smack in the ring. According to Carl Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln… Read On

Welcome, Patricia Trap!

Pictured above include (l-r): Acting National Park Service Director David Vela, CEO Diana Saathoff, Trap and NPS Regional Director Bert Frost. The National Park Service Regional Director Bert Frost has announced that Patricia Trap will be serving as acting superintendent at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. She assumed her temporary position on January 6, 2020. Trap is deputy regional director… Read On

Book Your 2020 Party With Us!

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who utilized the Mount Rushmore Society for their event this year. It’s not too early to look into dates for 2020. Whether you are holding a seminar, board retreat, party or fundraiser, we can support your event. Email Debbie Speas for pricing and availability… Read On

Renew Your Membership for 2020

Make sure to renew your annual membership so you can continue supporting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and stay up-to-date on what is happening in and around the Memorial! Did You Know? The Mount Rushmore Society hosted our National Park Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management park partners for a variety of seminars in 2019… Read On

Educational Bus Trip to Pierre

We had a wonderful group of ladies join us on the Bus to the Capitol on December 11! We toured the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and viewed two exhibits, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We also toured “Christmas at the Capitol” which put everyone in the holiday mood… Read On

Share Your Mount Rushmore Memories

The Mount Rushmore Society is updating the popular Mount Rushmore Memories book (first published in 2011). We are looking for additional memories to include in the next edition. Think of a time that you spent at Mount Rushmore that encapsulates what Mount Rushmore means to you. Then share it! Please email your Mount Rushmore memory (and accompanying photo) to debbie@mtrushmore.org now… Read On

Fighting for the Right to Vote in South Dakota

South Dakota Ratified the 19th Amendment on December 4, 1919 Over 100 years ago, Congress passed the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. While it was an uphill battle to pass the amendment on a national scale, each state had its own path to ratification, as well. In fact, women in South Dakota had a long history of fighting for their right to vote. … Read On

Honoring Nick Clifford

Nick Clifford (L) and Carolyn Clifford pose with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the many celebrities and visitors Nick met with over the years at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Nick Clifford, the last living Mount Rushmore worker, passed away November 23 at the age of 98. At 17, he was the youngest man ever hired to work at Mount Rushmore… Read On

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