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Touring Mount Rushmore's famous faces goes virtual

Exploring Mount Rushmore's famous faces goes virtual with three-dimensional laser technology By The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) ' Virtual visitors to Mount Rushmore can now explore even more remote areas of the memorial than some who see it in person.

Three-dimensional laser technology scans that captured every nook of the presidential faces last year mean that starting Tuesday, visitors can take in-depth tours online of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota.

Maureen McGee-Ballinger, the memorial's director of interpretation and education, said online users can manipulate models to learn more about the 60-foot granite carvings of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.



The project is a collaboration of the National Park Service and CyArk, a nonprofit project of the Kacyra Family Foundation based in California. The Scottish government also provided resources and technology.

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Online: http://archive.cyark.org/mount-rushmore-national-memorial-intro


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