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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Nov 28, 2016

Yelp Review: 1 Star
"If I could give zero to this collection of 'Merican phat pants ice cream zoo I would. This is a disgrace to the park system. Don’t go here. Stay in the hills or badlands instead. I do not think it is patriotic to deface a mountain. Also the surrounding towns are horrible. I am pretty sure that the next gathering of the juggalos is taking place around here somewhere."

Yelp Review: 1 Star
"Not to downplay the achievements of the monument ... but, it was really not that awesome. Seriously, you can only look at giant heads carved into the side of a mountain for so long. We drove across the country and through South Dakota for this?"

Yelp Review: 1 Star
"not very good. kind of scary imo. my little sister cried. do NOT bring kids to this thing."

Despite the one-star Yelp reviews, this South Dakota monument attracts more than 2 million tourists per year, became a sought-after movie backdrop by Alfred Hitchcock, which caused rumors and controversy with the National Parks Service, and started off with a 14-year construction using nearly 400 men and women.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Mount Rushmore.

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The One-Star Yelp Reviews were read by Adam and Bryon from Everyone has a Podcast and Porter from Porter’s Podcast.

The role of Bill Challis was played byRich Grimshaw, a forensic engineer from Cumming, Georgia. Brandon from the Basement Condition Podcast played Gutzon Borglum, and Podcast Rob from The Something-Something Cast played Alfred Hitchcock.

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Sources:

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/mount-rushmore

http://www.rosyinn.com/1320a1.html

http://www-tc.pbs.org/nationalparks/media/pdfs/untold_stories_mount_rushmore.pdf

https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/historyculture/carving-history.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/rushmore-north-northwest/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore_in_popular_culture

http://ghostsnghouls.com/2013/10/04/mount-rushmore-haunted/

http://www.azquotes.com/author/50630-Gutzon_Borglum

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/rushmore-borglum/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/mount-rushmore-national-memorial-keystone-2?