THE STATES: Mt. Rushmore's Legend

Proud was South Dakota of having the 30th President of the U. S. spend a summer vacation near Rapid City in its Black Hills. Glad was South Dakota when that President electrified the country and drew all citizens' puzzled attention Dakotawards by his ten laconic words: "I do not choose to run for President in 1928." After the election of 1928 restored Calvin Coolidge to private life, South Dakota joined the parade of those seeking to enlist his laconic literary talent. It was arranged that he should...

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