14 Facts About Stone Mountain


Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park, 16 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Stone Mountain is well known for not only its geology, but the enormous rock relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief artwork in the world.

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Stone Mountain is a pluton, a type of igneous intrusion.

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Stone Mountain pluton continues underground 9 miles at its longest point into Gwinnett County.

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Stone Mountain's chose the sculptor Gutzon Borglum for the project and invited him to visit the mountain .

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Stone Mountain's met him at the Atlanta train station, took him to her family's summer home, Mont Rest, at the foot of the mountain, and introduced him to Sam Venable, an active Klan member and owner of the mountain.

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Stone Mountain was warned of the arrest and narrowly escaped to North Carolina, whose governor, Angus McLean, refused to extradite him, though he could not return to Georgia.

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Faulkner in 1985 opened the Stone Mountain Carving Museum on nearby Memorial Drive commemorating the carving's history.

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Stone Mountain owned land at the base of the mountain that he had inherited from his ancestors, and in October of 1923 he granted the Klan an easement with perpetual right to hold celebrations as they desired.

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Stone Mountain's suggested in a letter to the first sculptor, Gutzon Borglum:.

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Bids for a new management company for Stone Mountain Park were submitted in October 2021 and are to be chosen February 2022.

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Confederate Hall, operated directly by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, is a museum that educates students and park guests on the geology and ecology of Stone Mountain as well as historical aspects of the area.

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On summer evenings, the mountain hosts the Stone Mountain Laser Show Spectacular, a fireworks and laser lighting display.

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Stone Mountain is a central setting in P Djeli Clark's 2020 dark fantasy novella Ring Shout.

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