TIL that Doane Robinson, the historian who came up with the idea for Mount Rushmore, initially didn’t want it to feature former presidents. Robinson wanted sculptures of Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Red Cloud and other Sioux warriors but the sculptor refused to focus on regional heroes

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  1. buffalo bill the indian killer along with chief red cloud. almost worse than what’s there. the sculptor didnt give a rat’s ass about dead presidents, he just wanted the credit for carving a gigantic rock. his ego was as big as the mountain.

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