Mt. Rushmore and Keystone [South Dakota] (Images of America Series)

By: Domek, Tom; Hayes, Robert E.

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New paperback book copy of Mt. Rushmore and Keystone by Tom Domek andRobert E. Hayes. Images of America Series. Contents: 1 Early Keystone, Gold and Hard Rock Mining (1876-1925); 2 The Mount Rushmore Years (1925-1941); 3 The Stratobowl Launches the Space Industry (1934-1935); 4 The Rise of Tourism (1925-2005). From the back cover: The Images of America Series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2006. 128 pages, 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Retail price 19.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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In the heart of a geological upthrust, four presidents, memorialized in granite, gaze across the rugged country of South Dakota s Black Hills. At the foot of the mountain lies Keystone, a small community indelibly linked to the carving of Mount Rushmore. In 1876, prospectors swarmed into the central Black Hills in search of gold. While they did find it, these early miners also found other minerals, such as tin and feldspar. By the turn of the 20th century, Keystone was well-known for its mineral riches, but also for the boom and bust cycles that often accompany mining. The town s future was guaranteed in 1925, however, when Gutzon Borglum, a noted sculptor, arrived to secure a location for a monument to American democracy. Borglum drew heavily on the skills of Keystone miners, putting them to work on a mountain that would soon portray the images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. In this book, readers will find vintage photographs many never before published that, along with engaging narrative, tell the story of Keystone and the carving of Mount Rushmore."

Title: Mt. Rushmore and Keystone [South Dakota] (Images of America Series)

Author/Composer: Domek, Tom; Hayes, Robert E.

Categories: History American Midwest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2006-05-15

ISBN Number: 0738539619

ISBN Number 13: 9780738539614

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 010663

Keywords: American History, Nonfiction Books, Images of America Series, Mount Rushmore, Mt Rushmore, Tom Domek, Robert E Hayes, Keystone, 0738539619, 9780738539614,