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Near Keystone in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rushmore Workers

 
 
Rushmore Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
1. Rushmore Workers Marker
Inscription. 1927–1941

(list of names)
 
Erected 1995 by Don & Carolyn Clifford in remembrance of his fellow workers.
 
Location. 43° 52.587′ N, 103° 27.32′ W. Marker is near Keystone, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 244, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Keystone SD 57751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of the United States of America (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); (Mount Rushmore) Chronology (about 500 feet away); The Power to Carve a Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pigtail Bridges (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peter Norbeck (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keystone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Workers at Mount Rushmore. “From 1927 to 1941 the 400 workers at Mount Rushmore were doing more than operating a jackhammer, they were doing more than
Mount Rushmore National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
earning $8.00 a day, they were building a Memorial that people from across the nation and around the world would come to see for generations.” (Submitted on August 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 

2. Mount Rushmore Q&A. book by Don Clifford, Mount Rushmore worker 1938–1940. (Submitted on August 28, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Worker recognition plaque
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, ca. 1992 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa June 1992
3. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, ca. 1992
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, ca. 1963 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, April 1963
4. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, ca. 1963
Side View From Highway image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
5. Side View From Highway
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
6. Nearby Marker
"North by Northwest" filmed in this area.
Chronology. image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2008
7. Chronology.

1923 – Colossal sculpture in the Black Hills first suggested by Doane Robinson.
1924 – Gutzon Borglum’s first visit to the Black Hills.
1927 – Address by President Calvin Coolidge at Mount Rushmore and first actual drilling.
1929 – Senator Norbeck sponsors legislation for first federal funds and creation of Mount Rushmore National Memorial commission.
1933 – National Park Service first given jurisdiction of the project.
1936 – Visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940 – Final appropriation by Congress for completion of Mount Rushmore sculpture project.
1941 – Death of Gutzon Borglum in Chicago.
Plaque at Grand View Terrace image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2008
8. Plaque at Grand View Terrace
A Monument’s dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated…..Let us place there. Carved high, as close to heaven as we can,….our Leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.
Gutzon Borglum - 1930
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The union of these four Presidents carved on the face of the everlasting hills of South Dakota will constitute a distinctly National Monument. It will be decidedly American in its conception, in its magnitude, in its meaning and altogether worthy of our Country. From Dedication
Address by President Calvin Coolidge - 1927
Mount Rushmore image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2006
9. Mount Rushmore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 4,416 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 19, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on August 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   7, 8. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Volker Schmidt of Albstadt, Germany.   9. submitted on August 19, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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