The breathtaking geological wonder known as Stone Mountain
has enchanted people since the age of the Paleo-Indians. Today, Stone Mountain Park annually attracts four million visitors from around the world. Hiking trails showcase rugged granite outcrops with hardy mountain plants, such as endearing yellow daisies. Majestic red-tailed hawks soar overhead. A storied past comes to life through an engaging park quarry exhibit, a historic railroad experience and an epic Confederate
Memorial carving envisioned by Gutzon Borglum of Mount Rushmore
fame. Writing during the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, authors Paul Hudson and Lora Mirza of Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta present with verve this illustrated multicultural history of a legendary landmark.
Mount Rushmore features enormous likenesses of four famous president, sculpted out of solid rock on the face of the mountain in South Dakota. The Confederate States of America was formed by the states that seceded from the Union in 1861 and was dissolved in 1865.