#1 George Washington was the Foundation
#3 Thomas Jefferson for Expansion
#26 Theodore Roosevelt for Development
#16 Abraham Lincoln for Preservation
Each face is 60' tall and each eye is 11' wide. Washington's nose is 21' long and his mouth 18' wide; all other noses are 20' long. 90% of the work was done with dynamite and the drill was a jackhammer.
We caught a glimpse of the Lakota Chief Crazy Horse sculpture while we were in the Black Hills. It is also an impressive piece of work.
September is great camping weather; cool days and even cooler nights.
However, it is unusual to wake and find a couple dozen wild turkeys on the lawn outside your tent.