Independence Day Events 2012
Numerous activities are available on July 3rd and 4th, 2012. The daytime activities for July 3rd are listed below.
Click here to view the evening activities for July 3rd.
Click here to view the daytime activities for July 4th.
Click here to download the complete schedule (60k PDF).
Our regular Evening Lighting Ceremony will be held July 4th at 9:00 p.m.
July 3rd Daytime Events
Sequoia Crosswhite (Flute Player)
Carl Closs (as George Washington)
Tom Pitz (as Thomas Jefferson)
Fritz Klein (as Abraham Lincoln)
Gib Young (as Theodore Roosevelt)
Did You Know?
Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."