Friday, July 6, 2012

National Treasure - Truth Behind the Myth

Mount Rushmore-
Was it just a Grade B movie or was there some truth behind the National Treasure Idea that Nick Cage found the secret tunnel behind rushmore.

Well in anticipation of our visit to Mt. Rushmore on the Long Ride to Sturgis, I did some research. Here is what I found.

Secret Chamber at Mt. Rushmore: True -- There is a 50-foot tunnel in a crevice behind Mt. Rushmore that was originally envisioned as a "Hall of Records" where copies of important United States documents and other artifacts were to be stored. The hall was never completed as envisioned; however the tunnel exists and a small cache of records was placed in a scaled-down version of the Hall in 1998 through the work of the Mt. Rushmore Historical Society. It is not open to the public

Unexplored Caves: True -- The Black Hills has many unexplored caves and even most of the commercial caves and those in the national parks have not been fully explored.


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