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Nearly 400 people contributed to the carving
of Mount Rushmore
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Jurisch, Gustav R. "Bay"
Jurisch Worked 1935-41 for Borglum
Age 31, #45 7-27-35 Laborer .50/hr Order 3886. #45 9-1-36 Toolman .60/hr. Order. 1939-41: Toolman, .65/hr.
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Katsch, Walter Roy "Walt"
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Carpenter, .80/hr.
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Kersten, Charles V. "Pop"
Worked 1930, 1936 for Borglum
Age 45 1930: .50/hr. 1936: .50/hr. Always drove around tunnel in Buckey Gulch. Died 1960
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Kidder, Harley "Little Hi"
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Laborer, .50/hr. Uncle of George Hesnard. Died 1966
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Kieffer, Orland F.
Worked 1929 for CCC ??
Laborer, .50/hr. Died Mar 11, 1988, 78 yrs old
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King, Arthur M. "Art"
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Laborer, .50/hr. Died 1971. Butte Miner, almost lost arm in belt-cons(spelling ??) Feldspar.
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King, Charles P.
Worked 1940 for Borglum
Age 30. Laborer, .50/hr.
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Kingsbury, Raymond George "Ray"
Kingsbury Worked 1940 for Borglum
Age 39, Asst. Carpenter, .65/hr. Preacher of The Gospel Church in Keystone, SD 57751. Died 1980
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Kinzie, Bert
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Laborer, .40/hr. Driller, .55/hr. Deceased
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Kirk, Ellen Katherine
Kirk Worked 1938 for Borglum
Age 19 Stenographer $65 per month. Worked for John Boland and the Mount Rushmore Memorial Commission in Rapid City.
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Kopal Sr., Joseph
Worked ? for Borglum
Trained as Stonemason. Born March 28, 1884. Died 1956.
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Kotzebue, I. O. "Mr. K"
Worked 1927-30 for Borglum
1927: Millwright, $1/hr. 1928-30: Carpenter, .85/hr. Roomed at the store of John Hays in Keystone. Deceased
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LaBelle, Alfred M.
Worked 1928-30 for Borglum
Superintendent of carving (this is questionable) 1928-30, $1.70 per hr. Father of Emmett LaBelle. Died Oct 28, 1930, age 62.
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LaBelle, Emmett A.
Worked 1928-29 for Borglum
Age 18, Apprentice stonecutter, .80/hr. Son of Alfred LaBelle.
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Lacey, Paul
Worked 1933 for WPA
Laborer, .35/hr.
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Lang, Karl Frederick "Carl"
Lang Worked ? for Borglum
Reportedly worked for Boglum. Last Address: Darien, CT. Died 1953
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LaRue, James "Jim"
LaRue Worked 1929, 33-35, 1937-41 for Borglum, WPA
Age 23 1929: .35-.50/hr. 1933: WPA. 1934: asst pointer .70/hr. to Sr. Asst. pointer, $1/hr. Same for 1937-39.
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Leach, Alton Parker "Hoot"
Leach Worked 1929-31, 1933-41 for Borglum, WPA
Age 31 1929-31: .60/hr. 1933-34: Sr. driller WPA .75/hr. 1935-40: Asst carver, $1/hr. 1941: Callman, .50/hr. winchman .55/hr.
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Leach, Arthur Henry "A.H."
Worked 1930 for Borglum
Age 32. Worked 2-3 months in summer of 1930 as a driller in bosun chair on Washington. Moved to California in Fall. Died 1980.
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Leach, Clyde Arthur "Little Hoot"
Worked 1930 for Borglum
Laborer, .50/hr. Died in Chicago. Wife, Masrgaret Leach - Tucson, AZ., moved to knoxville, TN.
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Leach, Lloyd A.
Worked 1936 for Borglum
Age 21, winchman, .55/hr. Died 1989 Alexandria, SD. Wife - Doreen Leach.
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Leden, Nils W.
Worked 1930-1940? for Borglum
1940: Age 54, Carpenter, .80/hr. Deceased
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Lewis, E. O.
Worked 1933 for WPA
Laborer .35/hr. Deceased
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Lewis, Lawrence Lorenzo
Worked 1933-36 for Borglum, WPA
1933: Age 23, laborer, WPA, .35/hr. Laborer .50/hr. - .65/hr. 1935-36: winchman .55/hr. Died April, 1977
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Linde, Arthur "Art"
Worked 1933 for WPA
Laborer .35/hr. Owned and operated sawmills in the area. Overgaard, AZ 85933. Deceased.
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Linde, Carl
Worked for ?
LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE. Guide at Mt. Rushmore several years .25/hr. Deceased. 1648 University Ave., Berkley, CA, 84703.
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Linde, Ernest A.
Worked 1933 for WPA
Laborer .50/hr. Died 1970
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Lintz, John
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Laborer .50/hr. Date of death unknown. Decendants live in Hermosa
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Lodge, Herman 'Ossie'
Worked 1935 for Borglum
Aghe 19, Had built 5 towers in Minnesota. Came by Rushmore & Borglum asked if he liked heights. Left when his cable broke.
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Long, Walter K. 'Walt' 'Prof'
Long Worked 1935 for Borglum
30 years old. Ass't pointer. Asked by Borglum to help repair Washington's upper lip and eye for 5 weeks. Died Feb 1986 Cancer.
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Lyndoe, Arthur Harrison "Boy"
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Age 16, laborer .40/hr. Worked through season drilling, taking tools up Mt. 1st payroll through season. .40/hr. Died 1984.
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Madill, Waldo George
Madill Worked 1933-41 for Borglum, WPA
1933: Age 21 laborer, WPA .35/hr. 1934: Jr. driller .60/hr. 1935 .65/hr. 1936-37 Sr. Driller .75/hr. 1938-41 Ass't carver $1/hr.
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Malone, Will
Worked 1927-28 for Borglum
Blacksmith $6/day. Deceased. Sister, Mary Ellen Malone (Mame). Mother, Mary (Mae). Daughter Cecilia worked in Carson, NV.
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Marsh, Frank C.
Worked 1933-34, 1939 for WPA, Borglum
1933-34: WPA .40/hr. - .60/hr. 1939: .50/hr. Live in Keystone. Died 1971. Buried in Rockerville.
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Maxwell, Frank J.
Maxwell Worked 1935-41 for Borglum
1935: Age 30, winchman .55/hr. 1936-37: Jr. Driller .65/hr. 1938-39: Sr. Driller .75/hr. 1940-41: Ass't. Carver $1/hr. Died 1964
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McDonald, Floyd E.
McDonald Worked 1930, 1938-40 for Borglum
1930: Age 37, truck and gravel haul, $15/day. 1938-39: Laborer, .50/hr. 1940: Carpenter, .80/hr. Deceased
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McDonald, Harry
McDonald Worked 1929-30, 1933 for Borglum, WPA
1929-30: Laborer, .50/hr. 1933: WPA, .35/hr. Died 1970
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McDonald, Vincent
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Laborer, .50/hr.
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McGregor, Donald Edgar "Mac"
McGregor Worked 1938 for Borglum
Was chauffer for Gutzon and Mary Borglum, helped on Hermosa Ranch, steel carrier, did some paperwork, anything that came up.
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McGregor, Wilson T.
Worked 1938-39 for Borglum
Electrical worker on tele and air compressors.
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McIntyre, D.
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Laborer, .50/hr. Deceased
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McLaughlin, John C.
Worked 1935 for Borglum, Ewings
Age 19. Worked on Mt. Rushmore vehicles at Ewings Service Station.
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McNally, Robert "Bob"
McNally Worked 1939-41 for Borglum
1939: Ass't pointer .60/hr. to Jr. driller, .65/hr. 1940-41: Jr. driller, .65/hr. Catcher on Mt. Rushmore baseball team.
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Measel, Glen
Worked 1927-28 for Borglum
Laborer, logging .40/hr. Probably securing logs for studio building.
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Mechels, August Christian
Worked 1925 for Borglum
Age 25. Worked as powderman for 29 days earning $5/day. Mechels was part of a loan from gold mine miners to assist the project.
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Meiners, Richard F. "Dickie" "R.F."
Worked 1934, 1939 for Borglum
1934: Jr. Driller .60/hr. 1939: Laborer .50/hr.
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Merrick, Jack
Worked 1936 for Borglum
Age 18, Laborer .50/hr.
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Merrick, John C.
Worked 1936 or 1937 for Borglum
Age 47, truck driver, .55/hr. and timekeeper. $125/month 1936
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