Mount Rushmore Mascots in Chicago

South Dakota is celebrating its 125th anniversary of statehood this year.
April 24, 2014 7:57:07 AM PDT
South Dakota is celebrating its 125th anniversary of statehood this year. Stopping by on the ABC 7 Morning Show is Tourism Secretary, James Hagen, along with all 4 of the presidents ? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. They are in Chicago to spread the word of National Parks Week which is taking place across the country.

  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of 6 National Parks in South Dakota

  • Nearly 3 million people visit the Black Hills of South Dakota each year to see Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

  • One of the world's greatest mountain carvings, the 60-foot high faces, took 14 years and one million dollars to create.

  • The state of South Dakota is celebrating its 125th anniversary of statehood this year with celebrations and activities all year long.

  • To find out more about travel to South Dakota and special events for the 125th anniversary, visit www.travelsd.com

Meet Mount Rushmore Mascots Thursday:
Millennium Park: 11 a.m.
Willis Tower: 2:00pm-3:30pm


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