Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok, George Hearst, Red Cloud, George Armstrong Custer, Homestake, Poker Alice, Gutzon Borglum, Peter Norbeck, Rushmore, Korczak Ziolkowski, even Cary Grant and Kevin Costner - the faces and places stir the imagination. But the character of the territory referred to as the Black Hills consists of much more than just celebrities, Mt. Rushmore, and Deadwood.
Alice Ivers was born on February 17, 1853, in Devonshire, England. She and her family moved to Virginia when Alice was in her late teens, eventually migrating to Colorado where Alice married a mining engineer.
President George W. Bush paid a visit to the Shrine of Democracy of Mount Rushmore on August 15, 2002. During a nearly 45 minute speech, the president covered a wide range of regional, national, political, and international issues. A full text of his speech is available from the White House Web site at <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov" target="_blank">www.whitehouse.gov</a>.