Where John Wayne is a robot and kitcsh is king

Essay by Josh Garrett-davis

Western Culture – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

WHEN MY FRIEND Kevin passed through South Dakota on a cross-country road trip a few years back, I did the decent thing as a host and took him to see Mount Rushmore. Why pass by the ninth or tenth wonder of the world and not at least stop by? Still, it’s one of those things I can only bring myself to visit when a guest is involved; I’ll bet the people of Pisa avoid their cockeyed tower like the plague.

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