There will be a ranger talk on the CCC at Mount Rushmore National Memorial Wednesday July 17, 2013. The Talk will be on the Historic Viewing Terrace at 9:30 AM.
We visited all of the “east river” South Dakota Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp sites as well as other interesting historic sights. We’ve begun to update the pages.
We have begun a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) project. The project objective(s) is to identify the locations of the camp sites in South Dakota. Our hope is to plot the locations (latitude and longitude) on a map. Additionally we hope to gather as many names of workers attached to those camps.
Peggy Sanders, author of The Civilian Conservation Corps: In and Around the Black Hills, has been kind enough to share some of her findings. You can see the list of CCC workers at the CCC museum in Hill City, South Dakota. Peggy has been working on that list of several thousand names.
Now another interesting element of the project. Mount Rushmore, carved between 1927 and 1941, had some CCC and WPA workers. We hope to identify them and detail their involvement.
Thank You and we hope to hear from you!
See and read more here.
Ranger Andrew “Andy” Frieder gives Studio Talk at Mount Rushmore
Ranger Frieder’s Grandfather with Borglum
Mount Rushmore Memories Receives IPPY Award
Rangers spot unauthorized person on Mount Rushmore on May 21, 2012.
It was not known at the time this story was posted whether or not the person detained knew that climbing on the mountain is not permitted.
Dustin Baker returns to Mount Rushmore for summer 2012. The Sculptor in Residence created some very interesting pieces in 2011. Dustin’s creativity and skill are sure to produce equally interesting results this year. The Black Hills of South Dakota welcome Dustin Baker, Mount Rushmore Sculptor in Residence, back for another season.
Mount Rushmore Society Recognized with two National Awards