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Mount Rushmore

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     challenging words:    national, memorial, slavery, ranger, carving, order, freedom, lawyer, aside, history, dramatic, during, business, east, carve, artist
     content words:    Black Hills, South Dakota, United States, Mount Rushmore, Charles E., New York City, Gutzon Borglum, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt


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Mount Rushmore
By Meg Leonard
  

1     The Black Hills are in South Dakota. A national memorial is in the Black Hills. It honors four presidents of the United States. Their faces are carved on a mountain. The mountain is named Mount Rushmore. It was named after Charles E. Rushmore. He was a New York City lawyer. He was visiting the area on business.
 
2     Mount Rushmore is a special place. It took fourteen years to carve the faces. An artist designed the memorial. His name was Gutzon Borglum. Four hundred people worked on Mount Rushmore. It was very dangerous work. No one died while carving Mount Rushmore.
 
3     Four presidents are honored at Mount Rushmore. When you look at the memorial, you see the presidents in this order. George Washington is on the far left. Thomas Jefferson is to the right of Washington. Theodore Roosevelt is to the right of Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln is on the far right.

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