The new classified section is up and running. Also a couple of new entries in the South Dakota Places section of the website. Work on outside projects have slowed the expansion of various aspects of the website. Not to worry. We’ll proceed as time allows.
We are working on a new map project and continue to work on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project. Hoping to visit the Jewel Cave side camp tomorrow.
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 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.
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Mount Rushmore Sculptor in Residence, Dustin Baker, completed another piece recently. Baker is nearing completion of another work and it should be ready for viewing soon.
Ranger Andrew “Andy” Frieder gives Studio Talk at Mount Rushmore
Ranger Frieder’s Grandfather with Borglum
There is an elephant at Mount Rushmore. Dustin Baker, the Sculptor in Residence at Mount Rushmore completed this piece in record time and while working on another.
Mr. Baker can be seen on the Borglum Terrace at Mount Rushmore Memorial on select days.
Mount Rushmore Memories Receives IPPY Award