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Mount Rushmore

Bits and Pieces, June 23, 1994, p. 23

In addition to Mt. Rushmore, one of Gutzin Borglum's great works as a sculptor is the head of Lincoln in the Capitol at Washington. He cut it from a large, square block of stone in his studio. One day, when the face of Lincoln was just becoming recognizable out of the stone, a young girl was visiting the studio with her parents. She looked at the half-done face of Lincoln, her eyes registering wonder and astonishment. She stared at the piece for a moment then ran to the sculptor.

"Is that Abraham Lincoln?" she asked.


"Well," said the little girl, "how in the world did you know he was inside there?"