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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Welcomes Public Comment at Open Houses

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes the public to attend several open houses to learn about and share comments on a proposed hiking trail and access route at the park. The memorial will be preparing Environmental Assessments and have planned the open houses as a part of the initial planning process for the assessments.

Presentations about the proposed hiking trail and access route will be held from 2 – 4 pm and repeated again from 5-7 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel, 445 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City in the Sheridan/Deerfield room. Another open house is scheduled for 11:00 am on March 20, 2008 in the conference room at the Prairie Wind Casino, US Highway 18 on the western edge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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