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04 Class Notes LA 1203 – Views of the American Landscape Piedmont : The Piedmont province extends from the Hudson River to Alabama. The Coastal Plain lies adjacent to the east. The Piedmont is the easternmost section of the Appalachian highlands. It is made up of the outwash material of the Appalachians. “Piedmont” is a term that comes from two French words – pied , meaning, “foot,” and mont ” meaning “mountain.” In describing an area the word means that the area is at the foot or base of a mountain. Stone Mountain, Georgia is a mile and a half long exfoliating granite dome that stands 650 feet above the surrounding piedmont residual soils. The mountain is a granite dome which was formed 300 million years ago from magma. Three sculptors worked on the Confederate Memorial Carving. Gutzon Borglum 1915-1925 (Left because of a dispute and took is design with him. He went to carve Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.) Augustus Lukeman 1925-1928 (Removed Borglum’s head of Lee and replaced it with his own Lee. Thirty-six yeas passed with the property returning to the original owner. Then in 1958 the state of Georgia purchased the mountain and a design competition was held. The winning design was by Hancock. Walker Kirkland Hancock 1963-1972 The Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial 90 by 190 feet and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. It depicts three heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The memorial was
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course LA 1203 taught by Professor Fryling during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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