The Hidden Chamber Within Mount Rushmore

There Was A Movement To Add Susan B. Anthony


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In 1937, a new bill was introduced to Congress that pushed for Susan B. Anthony to be added to the sculpture. However, an appropriations bill was added to the project in fear of it costing too much money by adding Anthony.

The bill stated that all the funds must go towards the heads that had already been started and not any new ones. Although Anthony would have been a welcomed face on Mount Rushmore for her role in achieving women’s suffrage, it was not brought up again after the monument had been completed.