(John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum)
—Born March 25, 1867--Died March 6, 1941 —
Borglum said, "I want somewhere in America, a memory of the great things we accomplished as a nation, placed so high it won't pay to pull it down for lesser purposes." The first actual Rushmore carving was begun in 1927. The project was nearly completed in 1941 when Borglum died. Mount Rushmore was completed by his son Lincoln, with the final drilling done October 31, 1941.
Starting with a log cabin as his first residence her on Grizzly Creek, the Borglum home was accessible by foot to the top of Mt. Rushmore. This is also the place Gutzon built the Mt. Rushmore generator plant. This Borglum art center (The Rushmore-Borglum Story) is dedicated to Gutzon Borglum. He said, "Every statue
Location. 43° 53.469′ N, 103° 25.601′ W. Marker is in Keystone, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on Scenic State Highway 16A, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The pull-off from 16A is actually Roy Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 Winter Street, 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. The Pigtail Bridges (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Power to Carve a Mountain (approx. 1.6 miles away); Father of Mt. Rushmore (approx. 1.6 miles away); (Mount Rushmore) Chronology (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of the United States of America (approx. 1.7 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rushmore Workers (approx. 1.8 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keystone.
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