EXPEDITION TEAM: Holly Miller, Justin Eller, Dave Miller
EXPEDITION DATE: August 2017
Kentucky Mt. Rushmore is a mural painting originally planned to be a sculpture on the side of a mountain but ended up as a mural on the side of a souvenir store on Bonnycastle and Bardstown Roads. The 20’ x 30’ mural depicts four famous Kentuckians: Mohammed Ali, Colonel Harlen Saunders, Abe Lincoln and Secretariat. Lincoln was born and lived his first 7 years in Kentucky although I associate Abe more with Illinois where he made his most impact prior to becoming President. And, a horse? Makes me laugh, Kentucky was founded in 1792 – the artist had to have found an important fourth human being from Kentucky’s long history. My Facebook Friends, who would you replace the horse with? My vote – Daniel Boone or perhaps Ernie Brown, better known as TV’s “Turtle Man“.