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The shadow of WWII is everywhere

July 3, 2007

I just got back from a vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, which of course required a trip to Mount Rushmore. The monument is impressive, and how it looks is largely a result of the America’s entry into World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, nearly all federal money went into the War effort, and projects like Mount Rushmore had to be put aside.

World War II isn’t the only reason Lincoln doesn’t have an ear on Mount Rushmore, but it is certainly among the reasons one of our grandest national landmarks looks like it does.