National Park Service
The official site of Mount Rushmore National Memorial: download maps of the park and the Keystone area, learn about volunteering at Mount Rushmore, or print out a travel guide to South Dakota's biggest attraction.
South Dakota State Historical Society
The state Department of Education and Cultural Affairs maintains this Web site, which includes online exhibits of South Dakota history, Dakota profiles, and information about state archaeology and research programs.
Travel South Dakota
See movies of Fourth of July fireworks at Rushmore, or plan a trip to the Coyote State, on this tourism site.
American Park Network
Explore a wealth of travelers' information on how to get to and enjoy Mount Rushmore.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
See pictures, read articles, browse job opportunities, and follow the progress of South Dakota's other massive monument, Korczak Ziolkowski's Crazy Horse Memorial.
Shades of Gray: The Changing Focus of Stone Mountain Park
An excellent review of the history of Stone Mountain, Gutzon Borglum's first massive mountain sculpture project, with primary documents, photographs and bibliography.
American Indian Activism and the Resurgence of Tribal Government
Larry Zimmerman at the University of Iowa offers in-depth lecture notes for his Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies course, including links to other websites on the subject.
Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum
Resource Library Magazine presents a summary of an exhibition at the Stamford (CT) Museum and Nature Center of Borglum's art in addition to Rushmore.
Springville Museum of Art
Read a brief, illustrated biography of Gutzon Borglum from Utah's oldest museum.
Read a detailed plot summary with dialogue from Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.
Borglum, Lincoln. Mount Rushmore: The Story Behind the Scenery. Las Vegas, NV: KC Publications, 1977.
----. My Father's Mountain. Fenwinn Press, 1965.
Borglum, Lincoln, and June Culp Zeitner. Borglum's Unfinished Dream. Aberdeen, SD: North Plains Press, 1976.
Fite, Gilbert Courtland. Mount Rushmore. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952.
Higbee, Paul. Mount Rushmore's Hall of Records. Keystone, SD: Mount Rushmore History Association, 1999.
----. "The Woman Behind Rushmore." South Dakota History. May-June 2001, pp. 44-46.
Marling, Karal Ann. The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol Along the American Highway. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Portell, Rosa, ed. Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941). Stamford, CT: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 1999.
Smith, Rex Alan. The Carving of Mount Rushmore. New York: Abbeville, 1985.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.