• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014

    Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.

Park Newspaper Archive

The links below will open PDFs of our past editions of the Granite Journal, the official newspaper of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher (available free online) to view these files.

Summer 2013 (1.38 MB)

Winter 2012-2013 (1.6 MB PDF)
Summer 2012 (1.1 MB PDF)

Winter 2011-2012 (1.2 MB PDF)
Summer 2011(1.1 MB PDF)

Winter 2009-2010 (6.3 MB PDF)
Summer 2009 (1.4 MB PDF)

Winter 2008-2009 (526 K PDF)
Summer 2008 (3.5 MB PDF)

Summer and Winter (12.2 MB PDF)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A committee of the Rapid City Women's Club headed by Mrs. C.C. Warren and Mrs. Gutzon Borglum created this 39ft by 67ft flag for the dedication of the Washington figure on July 4, 1930. This flag was later used by Gutzon Borglum to dedicate each of the other presidents.