WASHINGTON — A trail that led from the top of the Mount Rushmore monument in Washington to the White House in the nation’s capital was destroyed by lightning, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The trail, which began in the capital in 1868 and is often called the “gulab” trail, was built on a private property in the heart of Washington’s historic district.
The trail was completed in the late 19th century and was the most popular route in the country at the time, said the Post.
The storm destroyed the gate of the gates of the White and Fort McHenry monument, which houses the tomb of Abraham Lincoln.
It also destroyed the monument to Thomas Jefferson.