Landmarks

Has Mount Rushmore changed in this reality?

Do you remember the eyes being so realistic? Did George Washington always have a collar? What are those step like carvings that appear to the left of Abraham Lincoln?  Has Mount Rushmore changed for you or does it look the same as always? Many online are reporting that they’ve noticed many changes in the monument over the last year. The most major being the coat collar on George Washington. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore displaying the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and was finished on October 31, 1941. According to present day “history” the initial plan was to carve out the full torso of each featured president. Ho...

Which way do you remember the torch?

Was the torch on the statue of liberty really ever changed to gold in the 80’s? The current story is that in 1985, the original torch was removed and replaced and painted in 24-carat gold leaf. Some people however, don’t have a recent memory of the torch ever having changed from the original green color of the overall statue. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the statue’s sculptor, wanted the entire statue to be in gold apparently, but due to the tremendous expense and effort it would take those plans were scrapped. A few youtube creators have created videos on this very topic. One in particular, Life Matrix, has created a few videos on the changes with the statue of liberty. An additional video on the positioning of the lady liberty’s foot is below the video on the torch...

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