HANDBOOK of INFORMATION

about the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial being carved by

GUTZON BORGLUM

on the precipice of Stone Mountain near Atlanta under the auspices of the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association

This pamphlet describes in detail Borglum's vision for the memorial--a larger-than-life and thoroughly hyperbolic model that included over 750 soldiers. In this document, the Memorial Association very self-consciously relates every aspect of the project, from the subject matter of the carving to its longevity, to the goal of memorializing and glorifying the Confederate States of America and the Confederate heroes. This is an extremely focused mission statement for the Park's earliest days (even before it became a Park).
Borglum's Model

Introduction
Panorama Will Sweep Across The Mountain
Memorial Hall to Be Quarried Out of Mountain
Granite Amphitheater Will Rival Coliseum
Memorial Will Endure Until Creation Closes
To Finish Lee's Head by Lee's Next Birthday
Cost of Entire Plan Estimated at $3,500,000
Nothing Else in History Approaches This Memorial
Entire South Pledged to Support the Work

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