Hermosa, SD (Click on Pictures to Enlarge)
You're probably thinking what does "Drive-In Theater and Mount Rushmore" have to do with one another. Answer: Absolutely nothing, other than those two places are our latest places to visit. On Monday night we drove over to Roys Black Hills Twin Drive In Theatre, just a short 3 mile drive from our campground, to watch the double bill of "Man of Steel" and "42-The Jackie Robinson Story". We hadn't been to a drive-in theater in a long time and it was really fun. What's unusual about this drive-in was that it is brand new and just recently opened. In a day when most drive-ins have closed, it was "something different" that most of the younger generation probably has not experienced.
Gutzon Borglum's studio was interesting to tour. Mr. Borglum's work began in 1927 and he was the initial sculptor of the faces on the Monument, but died before the completion of the project. His son, Lincoln Borglum, took over the project in 1941. Original plans called for depicting the presidents from head to waist, but lack of funding forced construction to end in late 1941.
The program concludes by the Ranger inviting all veterans and active-duty military personnel to take the stage for a very moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner followed by a ceremony to lower and fold the United States flag.
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