God’s Etch-a-Sketch

Dear State of South Dakota,

Greetings and salutations! I’m writing to you concerning your amazing Mount Rushmore. I was hoping to get a little more information on this amazing rock structure for an article I’m writing for my local church newsletter, entitled “Mount Rushmore: God’s Etch-a-sketch.”

Since it is common knowledge that Mount Rushmore was formed in prehistoric times by a bizzare lightning strike, I am focusing my article on the fact that since the odds of lightning carving those four anonymous faces (we may never know who they were–perhaps disciples?) are so astronomical, the fact that it even exists it proof positive of God’s existence.

To the best of your knowledge, has an article like this ever been written? I have looked for more information on Mount Rushmore, but suprisingly, none seems to exist, so I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on this mysterious phenomenon. Rest assured that you will receive full credit for your input in the article.

Thanks in advance,

David M. Cilluffo

Thank you for your interest in Mt. Rushmore.
Mt. Rushmore was carved by a man named Gutzon Borglum. The memorial took 14 years to complete and was completed in 1927. The memorial is Borglum’s vision for “the formal rendering of the philosophy of our government into granite on a mountain peak.” He carved images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

For more information on Mt. Rushmore, please see the following web sites:



If you need further information, please let me know. Thank you!