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Nearly 400 people contributed to the carving
of Mount Rushmore
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Burrow, Lee
Worked 1935-1936 for Borglum
Age 39 1935 Jr. Driller .65/hr. 1936 Sr. Driller 75/hr. Left 7/1/1936. Died 1968
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Bush, Joe
Worked 1930 for Borglum
Stonecutter $1/hr.
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Byrd, William Jewel "Ruby"
Worked 1933-1934 for Borglum
Age 17 1933 blacksmith's helper $3 per day. 1934 driller's helper $4.25 day. Part of Highschool "Make Work" project, Rapid City.
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Cahoe, Chester E.
Worked 1938 for Borglum
Age 41 Laborer .50 per hr. Left August 18, 1938. Died Sep 1, 1975
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Campbell, Cecil
Worked 1936 for Borglum
Age 22 bumper operator. Worked on mountain 6 months. Stayed at Alax Johnson Hotel Rapid City, SD. Trucked to monument each day.
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Canfield, Albert Basil "Bake"
Canfield Worked 1936-1941 for Borglum
Age 40 1936-37 blacksmith, 1938-41 compressor engineer .75 per hr. Died Apr 1, 1972 in Hill City
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Carson, Kenneth "Ken"
Worked 1939-1941 for Borglum
Laborer to Jr. Driller 1939, .50 per hr. 1940-41, .65 per hr.
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Cass, Earl
Worked 1929 for Borglum
Age 16 Driller, work one year only. Worked on Washington's nose. Lived in a tent with 6 others as the bottom of the mountain.
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Cerasani, Arthur J.
Cerasani Worked 1940 for Borglum
Age 31, Asst. pointer .65 per hr. Sculpted molds for project in miniature. Died 1970, age 61. Wife name Mary Cerasani.
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Champion, James Elmer "Jimmie"
Champion Worked 1932-1940 for Borglum
Age 17 callman .55/hr. 1934-36 Jr. Driller .60/hr. 1936-37 Asst. powderman .65/hr, then .70/hr.
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Champion, James Richard "Jim" "Jimmie"
Champion Worked 1934-1940 for Borglum
Age 59 Carpenter .70 per hr. 1937 .80 per hr. Same wage through 1940. Built first cage to transport men. Died Dec 15, 1941
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Cheney, Charles O. "Pop"
Cheney Worked 1927-1931 for Borglum
Laborer .40 per hr. 1929-1930 .50 per hr. 1931 Driller .60 per hr. Roomed at John and Pat Hayes Store, Keystone, SD. Deceased
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Christon, Robert Howard "Bob"
Christon Worked 1936-1941 for Borglum
Age 21 Blacksmith helper .65 per hr. 1937-38 Driller .60 per hr. 1939-1941 .75 per hr. Born Nov 16, 1915, Died Dec 11, 2002
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Cindel, Matthew I. "Matt"
Worked 1931-1935 for Borglum, WPA
Age 58 Blacksmith .75 per hr. 1931 $40.00 per week. 1932 WPA .60 per hr. 1934-35 .75 per hr. Deceased
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Clark, Abram H.
Worked 1927 & 1932 for Borglum, WPA
1927 Laborer .40 per hr. 1932 WPA .35 per hr. Deceased
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Clark, Charles T.
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Age 29 Laborer volunteer 1927. Born Apr 27, 1898 - Died Oct 12, 1986
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Clark, William
Worked 1929 for Borglum
Laborer .50 per hr.
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Clifford, Charles
Clifford Worked 1932, 1939-1941 for Borglum-WPA-CCC
1932 WPA Laborer .35 per hr. 1939-41 Laborer & Callboy .50 per hr. Older brother of Donald "Nick" Clifford. Died Jun 20, 1996
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Clifford, Donald "Nick"
Clifford Worked 1938-1940 for Borglum
1938 Helped build Sculptor Studio. 1939 Winchman. 1940 Driller. .55 per hr. Baseball team pitcher & right fielder.
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Coad, Edward W. "Ed"
Worked 1930 for Borglum
Laborer .50 per hr. Passed away January 11, 1987 of heart attack in Rapid City, SD.
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Coen, R.
Worked 1933 for Borglum
Age 55 Laborer .35 per hr.
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Conklin, Reuben
Worked 1930 & 1932 for Borglum - WPA
1930, Laborer .50, 1932, WPA .35 per hr.
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Coon, Dutch S.
Worked for Borglum
Little Information Available. May not have been a worker per Howard Peterson of Rapid City.
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Copelan, Tommy Leonard
Worked for ?
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Crain, Charles
Worked 1927-30 for Borglum
1927: Mechanic and Carpenter. 0.65-0.75 per hr. 1928: Engineer, $35 per week. 1930: 0.85 per hr.
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Crain, Raleigh J. "Rock"
Crain Worked 1929-30 for Borglum
Driller, 0.65 per hr. Son of Charles & Nephew of Ralph Crain
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Crain, Ralph
Worked 1927-29 & 1932 for Borglum - WPA
1927: $5 per day. 1928: $30 per week. 1929: $35 per week. 1932: WPA 0.35 per hr. Worked at Etta Mine. Brother of Charles Crain.
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Crane, Roland
Worked for ?
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Crawford, Ted
Crawford Worked 1940 for Borglum
1939: Laborer to Callman 0.50 - 0.55 per hr. 1940: 0.55 per hr. Baseball team pitcher. Died Sep. 20, 2004 in CA
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Daley, Raymond "Ray"
Worked 1939-40 for Borglum
1939: Callman 0.55 per hr. 1940: Jr. Driller 0.65 per hr. Later miner for Cons Feilspar Keystone
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Davis, Lewis G.
Worked 1932 & 1935-37 for Borglum - WPA
1932: WPA 0.35 per hr. 1935: Age 55 Blacksmith's helper 0.60 per hr. 1935-36 0.55. 1936-37: Engineer 0.65 per hr. Deceased.
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Del Bianco, Luigi
Del Bianco Worked 1933, 35, 36, 40 for Borglum
1933: Driller 1935: Driller then given title Chief Carver. 1936 finish work on Washington & Jefferson
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Denison, John Calvin
Denison Worked 1927-28 for Borglum
$50 per week. Laborer, Superintendent. Born April 11, 1878, Died September 27, 1936 Hot Springs, SD.
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Denison, Stephen
Worked 1937 for CCC
1937: Laborer for CCC, $30 per month. Pushed blasted rock from mouintain. Deceased Nov. 1995. Stephen or Steven??
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Denke, Alexander
Worked for Borglum
Little Information Available
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Denton, Clyde Raymond "Spot"
Denton Worked 1936-41 for Borglum
Age 41, Asst. powderman 1936-37 0.65 per hour. Chief powderman 1938-41 0.75 per hour. Died circa. 1941
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Docken, Albin
Worked 1935 & 1939 for Borglum
1935: Laborer to Sr. driller, .50/hr - .75/hr. 1939: Laborer .50/hr
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Donahoe, John
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Laborer .50/hr. Sgt in US Marine Corp fought at Iwo Jima. Died Oct 5, 1987 buried in St. Joseph Cemetery Council Bluffs, IA
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Downing, Clyde
Worked 1927 for Borglum
Laborer .40/hr
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Downing, John
Worked for ?
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Doyle, Orval R.
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Winchman .55/hr. Died December 1972
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Doyle, Robert "Bob"
Worked 1939 for Borglum
Laborer .50/hr. Deceased Sep 4, 1981
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Ducolon, Willard F. "Bill"
Ducolon Worked 1932-36 for Borglum - WPA
Age 47 WPA 1932 Laborer .35/hr .50/hr 1934. 1935: Winchman .55/hr. left July 1, 1936. Deceased buired in Keystone.
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Dunlap, Robert B. "Bob"
Worked 1934 for Borglum
Age 23, Laborer .50/hr. Deceased 1994. Duaghter has telegram from Borglum to come to work on the mountain.
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Dunmire, W. L.
Worked 1940 for Borglum
Age 35. Mason .80/hr
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Ehlers, Henry J.
Worked for Borglum
Blacksmith Died 1959
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Eilbeck, Bateman "Red"
Eilbeck Worked 1934-1936 for Borglum
Age 37, 1934: Powderman .75/hr. 1935-36: Chief powderman $1/hr. Left July 1, 1936. Worked at Schundlars? Plant in Custer.
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Elmore, Theodore V. "Ted"
Worked 1934 for CCC
CCC Camp 795, Jackhammer operator and dynamite. Spent time assisting tram car operator hauling supplies & materials to top of Mt
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