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Preservation Team Working on Mount Rushmore
September 16, 2016

Preservation Team Working on Mount Rushmore

A team of preservation experts from the National Parks Service is currently laying new tracking equipment across Mount Rushmore. The Rapid City Journal reports that the purpose of the new fiber optic equipment is to track any new shifts or cracks that appear on the monument so that any decay or rock abnormalities can be fixed quickly and accurately. The old copper lines that were previously on the mountain only updated so often while the new lines will deliver near instantaneous data.

To read up on past news articles related to Mount Rushmore, be sure to click on this archives link.

For more information on Rushmore itself, check out the monument's homepage.

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