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Who funded the building of Mount Rushmore?


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Considering this, who funded the construction of Mount Rushmore?

The First Funding Arrives President Coolidge signed the bill authorizing government matching funds up to $250,000. The bill also called for the creation of a 12 member Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission, with members appointed by the President.

Also, how many people died building Mount Rushmore? A: No one died during the blasting and carving process. However, some of the workers died later of silicosis (a lung condition). This was caused by the dust that the they inhaled while they were carving the granite.

Subsequently, one may also ask, who is the fifth face on Mount Rushmore?

Washington represents the country's birth, Jefferson represents its growth, Lincoln represents the preservation of the U.S. after the Civil War, and Roosevelt represented the development of the nation. Susan B. Anthony was suggested as a fifth face in 1935, before the monument was even completed.

How much did the Mount Rushmore project cost?

In total, the project employed 400 people and cost $989,992.32. In 2017 dollars, that's over $17 million — but it was also for four faces.

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