Gutzon Borglum selected these four presidents because from his perspective, they represented the most important events in the history of the United States.
George Washington, First President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
Devil's Tower in Wyoming
The Tower is an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. It is considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to learn more, explore more and define our place in the natural and cultural world.