If your state were to have a Mt. Rushmore, who would be on it?
-Being born there isn’t enough (for instance, Malcolm X was born in Nebraska, however he lived there less than a year).
-This person has to have made an impact on your state, either by what they did there or by living there during a time they made an impact on the nation or world, or by living there long enough as to be considered “one of your own.”
-One state doesn’t necessarily have exclusive claim on an individual (more than one state can put someone on their Mt. Rushmore, as long as this person has some substantial presence in a state).
Henry Ford, Berry Gordy, Gerald Ford, Rosa Parks