Dakota and Beyond
All Workers

Nearly 400 people contributed to the carving
of Mount Rushmore

Search Rushmore Workers:
Anderson, Dorothy L. Affiliation: Borglum Married to Otto Anderson. Worked informa
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Anderson, Norman E. "Hap" Years 1935-1941 Affiliation: Borglum 1935 (age 23) wage 0.65/hr Jr. driller.
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Anderson, Oscar A. Years 1929, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Laborer wage in 1929, 0.50/hr. WPA 1932
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Anderson, Otto E. "Red" Years 1929-1941 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Catcher on baseball team. Worked 12 year
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Anderson, Peter "Pete" Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer-carpenter: .50 per hr Lived in
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Andrews, Cecil M. Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum From Nebraska Age 22. Laborer: .50 per h
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Anton, Edward "Tony" "Pee Wee" Years 1936 Affiliation: Borglum Ashes scattered at Mount Rushmore.
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Aronson, J. A. Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Carpenter: .75 per hr. D 1940
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Arundel, Russell M. Years 1939-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Secretary: $100 per month
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Attwell, Walter G. Affiliation: Borglum
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Baccheri, Louie Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer
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Backer, Ned Affiliation: ?
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Baier, Elizabeth Champion "Betty" Years 1935 Affiliation: Borglum-Tallman? Worked for Bill Tallman for .50 a day wa
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Bailey, M. Years 1931 Affiliation: Borglum Electrician, .60 per hour, Date of death
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Baird, Carl "Stouty" Years 1932, 1935-1936 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Age 41, 1932 Laborer WPA .35 per hr. 193
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Baird, Harrison E. "Bud" "Buddy" Years 1935-1938 Affiliation: Borglum Buddy was Night Watchman
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Bames, Adolph Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Adolph was assistant pointer.
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Barr, Howard C. Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Also worked at Homestake Gold Mine.
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Barr, Jess Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .40 per hour. D 1969
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Barufaldi, Dan Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .40 per hour. Buried in Keystone
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Beck, Louis J. Years 1929-1931 Affiliation: Borglum Driller 1929-1930, .60 per hour. Enginee
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Bell, E. Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Stonecutter, $1.00 per hr.
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Berg, Alfred "Pop" "Al" Years 1930-1939 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Laborer, Callman, Powderman: .45/hr - $1
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Berg, Raymond Leroy "Ray" "Lenny" Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Son of Alfred Berg
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Berg, Sylvia Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Wife of Raymond Berg. Worked in boarding
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Beuck, Elmer J. "Al" Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Started at age 17. Driller for 1 month .
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Biddle, Boyd Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50 per hr.
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Bintliff, Patrick Leroy "Pat" Years 1935-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Age 31 1935 Winchman Laborer .55/hr. 193
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Bird, L.W. Years 1929, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Laborer, 1929 .50 per hr. 1932 WPA .35 p
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Blacksmith, D.S. Affiliation: ?
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Blewett, Thomas "Tom" Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum 29 years old. Winchman .50 per hr. Was a
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Blonic, Alice Affiliation: ?
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Boland, John A. "Johnny" Years 1935-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Secretary, treasurer. $100 per month. Or
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Borglum, James Lincoln Years 1934-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Age 22, 1934-35 Pointer $1 per hr. 1936-
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Bradford, Alvin E. "Alvie" Years 1938-1939 Affiliation: Borglum Age 32, Carpenter, 1938 .80 per hr. 1939
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Bradford, Glenn Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Asst. Carpenter 0.65 per hour. Brother o
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Brainard, Floyd Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum Age 45, Asst. carpenter, .65 per hr. Die
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Brandt, Roy G. Years 1935-1937 Affiliation: Borglum Age 25, 1935-36 Laborer, .50 per hr. 193
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Brewer, Lewis H. "Doc" Years 1930 & 1939 Affiliation: Borglum 1930: Laborer, .75 per hr. 1939: Laborer
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Brooks, Jack Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Carpenter .80 per hr.
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Brosnahan, Martin Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Blacksmith .75 per hr. Died: 1960 in Lea
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Brown, Claude Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 1930 .50 per hour
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Brown, Harvey Jacob Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum 1930: Blacksmith, .75 per hr
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Brown, Hubert Years 1929-30 Affiliation: Borglum 1929-39: Laborer, .50 per hr
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Bruner, Joseph August "Joe" Years 1938-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Age 44, Carver Oct. 1938 $1 per hr. 1939
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Burchard, Harry Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum Winchman .55 per hr. Died 1979
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Burd, W.A. Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA .35 per hr. Deceased
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Burns, Thomas S. Affiliation: ?
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Burrow, Lee Years 1935-1936 Affiliation: Borglum Age 39 1935 Jr. Driller .65/hr. 1936 Sr.
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Bush, Joe Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Stonecutter $1/hr.
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Byrd, William Jewel "Ruby" Years 1933-1934 Affiliation: Borglum Age 17 1933 blacksmith's helper $3 per d
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Cahoe, Chester E. Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum Age 41 Laborer .50 per hr. Left August 1
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Campbell, Cecil Years 1936 Affiliation: Borglum Age 22 bumper operator. Worked on mounta
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Canfield, Albert Basil "Bake" Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Age 40 1936-37 blacksmith, 1938-41 compr
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Carson, Kenneth "Ken" Years 1939-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer to Jr. Driller 1939, .50 per hr
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Cass, Earl Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum Age 16 Driller, work one year only. Work
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Cerasani, Arthur J. Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum Age 31, Asst. pointer .65 per hr. Sculpt
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Champion, James Elmer "Jimmie" Years 1932-1940 Affiliation: Borglum Age 17 callman .55/hr. 1934-36 Jr. Drill
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Champion, James Richard "Jim" "Jimmie" Years 1934-1940 Affiliation: Borglum Age 59 Carpenter .70 per hr. 1937 .80 pe
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Cheney, Charles O. "Pop" Years 1927-1931 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .40 per hr. 1929-1930 .50 per
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Christon, Robert Howard "Bob" Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum Age 21 Blacksmith helper .65 per hr. 193
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Cindel, Matthew I. "Matt" Years 1931-1935 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Age 58 Blacksmith .75 per hr. 1931 $40.0
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Clark, Abram H. Years 1927 & 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1927 Laborer .40 per hr. 1932 WPA .35 pe
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Clark, Charles T. Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Age 29 Laborer volunteer 1927. Born Apr
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Clark, William Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50 per hr.
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Clifford, Charles Years 1932, 1939-1941 Affiliation: Borglum-WPA-CCC 1932 WPA Laborer .35 per hr. 1939-41 Lab
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Clifford, Donald "Nick" Years 1938-1940 Affiliation: Borglum 1938 Helped build Sculptor Studio. 1939
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Coad, Edward W. "Ed" Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50 per hr. Passed away January
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Coen, R. Years 1933 Affiliation: Borglum Age 55 Laborer .35 per hr.
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Conklin, Reuben Years 1930 & 1932 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA 1930, Laborer .50, 1932, WPA .35 per hr.
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Coon, Dutch S. Affiliation: Borglum Little Information Available. May not ha
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Copelan, Tommy Leonard Affiliation: ?
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Crain, Charles Years 1927-30 Affiliation: Borglum 1927: Mechanic and Carpenter. 0.65-0.75
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Crain, Raleigh J. "Rock" Years 1929-30 Affiliation: Borglum Driller, 0.65 per hr. Son of Charles & N
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Crain, Ralph Years 1927-29 & 1932 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA 1927: $5 per day. 1928: $30 per week. 19
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Crane, Roland Affiliation: ?
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Crawford, Ted Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum 1939: Laborer to Callman 0.50 - 0.55 per
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Daley, Raymond "Ray" Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum 1939: Callman 0.55 per hr. 1940: Jr. Dri
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Davis, Lewis G. Years 1932 & 1935-37 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA 1932: WPA 0.35 per hr. 1935: Age 55 Blac
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Del Bianco, Luigi Years 1933, 35, 36, 40 Affiliation: Borglum 1933: Driller 1935: Driller then given t
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Denison, John Calvin Years 1927-28 Affiliation: Borglum $50 per week. Laborer, Superintendent. B
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Denison, Stephen Years 1937 Affiliation: CCC 1937: Laborer for CCC, $30 per month. Pu
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Denke, Alexander Affiliation: Borglum Little Information Available
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Denton, Clyde Raymond "Spot" Years 1936-41 Affiliation: Borglum Age 41, Asst. powderman 1936-37 0.65 per
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Docken, Albin Years 1935 & 1939 Affiliation: Borglum 1935: Laborer to Sr. driller, .50/hr - .
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Donahoe, John Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50/hr. Sgt in US Marine Corp fo
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Downing, Clyde Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .40/hr
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Downing, John Affiliation: ?
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Doyle, Orval R. Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Winchman .55/hr. Died December 1972
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Doyle, Robert "Bob" Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50/hr. Deceased Sep 4, 1981
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Ducolon, Willard F. "Bill" Years 1932-36 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA Age 47 WPA 1932 Laborer .35/hr .50/hr 19
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Dunlap, Robert B. "Bob" Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Age 23, Laborer .50/hr. Deceased 1994. D
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Dunmire, W. L. Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum Age 35. Mason .80/hr
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Ehlers, Henry J. Affiliation: Borglum Blacksmith Died 1959
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Eilbeck, Bateman "Red" Years 1934-1936 Affiliation: Borglum Age 37, 1934: Powderman .75/hr. 1935-36:
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Elmore, Theodore V. "Ted" Years 1934 Affiliation: CCC CCC Camp 795, Jackhammer operator and dy
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Ely, Donald A. Years 1938-39 Affiliation: Borglum Age 27, Asst. pointer to time clerk - 0.
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Ermish, L. D. Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Truck driver 0.75 per hour.
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Escott, Albert Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 0.40 per hour
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Etzel, George Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 0.40 per hour
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Evans, Elbert "Rufus" Years 1927, 1929 Affiliation: Borglum 1927: Powderman, 0.55 per hour to 0.60 p
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Evans, Harry Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA laborer, 0.35 per hour. Also worked at E
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Felton, Conrad Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, truck driver, 0.50 per hour
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Ferguson, John Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Plasterer, $1.50 per hour
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Fisher, Frederick Holbrook Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA Laborer, 0.35 per hour. Fisher Peak name
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Flathers, Charles "Charley" Years 1928-29, 1932, 1939-41 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1927: Laborer to driller, 0.40 to 0.55 p
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Flathers, Floyd Years 1927-37 Affiliation: Borglum 1927: Driller to laborer 0.55 to 0.40 pe
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Flick, Christine Affiliation: Borglum Wife of Emil Flick. Deceased
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Flick, Emil Affiliation: Borglum Ranch Foreman, Deceased
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Fuson, Ed Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer 0.40 hr
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Fuson, Elmer Affiliation: ?
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Gabur, Henry "Gabe" Years 1934-35 Affiliation: CCC Age 16 (lied about age to work at Mt. Ru
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Gallegher, Neal Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA Laborer 0.35 per hr. Deceased. Keystone
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Gardner, Miles Edward "Mickey" Years 1927, 1932, 1936-41 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1927: Age 31 laborer, .0.40 per hr. 1932
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Gates, Clyde Henry Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum Age 45, laborer 0.50 per hr.
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Gensler, Albert H. "Babe" Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum Age 46, laborer 0.50 per hr. Excavated a
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Gideon, C. C. Affiliation: Borglum Rode with Borglum to find Mt. Rushmore.
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Gillette, Perry Dode Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA Laborer, 0.35 pr hr. Lived and worked in
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Glattly, Donald G. Affiliation: Borglum?
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Goble, Ray Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 0.50 per hr. Deceased
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Goettsch, Henry F. Years 1932, 1934 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1932: WPA laborer 0.35 per hr. 1934: Win
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Gordon, Eldon Years 1930, 1932, 1935-41 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1930: Age 35, Winchman to Driller, 0.50
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Gould, Claude Affiliation: ? Little Information Available
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Graham, William "Willie" "Billie" Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 0.40 hr. Head butcher at Keysto
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Graning, Harold "Sport" Affiliation: Borglum Plasterer in second studio. From Canton,
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Green, Chauncey Years 1929, 1934-35 Affiliation: Borglum 1929: Age 25, laborer - callman 0.50/hr.
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Green, Fred E. Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum Age 31 Laborer, worked for 3 or 4 months
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Green, Irvin Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Driller, 0.60 per hr. Father - James H.
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Green, James H. "Jim" Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, 0.50 per hr. Father of Chauncey
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Green, James E. "Jim" Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum Age 20, Laborer. Brother of Fred E. Gree
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Greer, Jefferson E. "Jeff" Years 1934-37 Affiliation: Borglum 1934: Age 28, Jr. Asst. Pointer, 0.60 pe
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Grover, Daniel "Dan" Affiliation: Borglum Watchman, 0.20/hr. Father of Ray. Had on
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Grover, George Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer to Carpenter. 0.40/hr. up to 0.6
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Grover, Raymond Able "Ray" Years 1927, 31, 35-41 Affiliation: Borglum 1927: Age 54, laborer, 0.40/hr. 1931: Dr
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Grover, Walter L. "Walt" Years 1930, 34-36, 38-39 Affiliation: Borglum 1930: Age 23, .50/hr. 1934-36: Jr. Drill
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Haas, Francis W. Affiliation: Borglum Hired by Lincoln Borglum to make protrac
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Hall, Thomas "Tom" Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer .50/hr. Deceased. Daughter Lola
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Hallsted, Charles W. "Chuck" Years !930-31, 1934-37 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Age 25. 1930: Engineer, .60/hr. 1931: En
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Hallsted, Edward R. "Ed" Years 1932, 1936-38 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA Age 25. 1932: laborer, .50/hr. 1932: WPA
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Ham, Herbert B. "Herb" Years 1935 Affiliation: Borglum Age 51, Laborer, .50/hr. Mined near and
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Hamley, James "Jim" Years 1929-30 Affiliation: Borglum Driller, .60 per hr.
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Hansen, Pete Affiliation: Borglum Stone mason for 3 years. Died, 1944
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Harold, Eugene "Gene" Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA WPA, .35/hr. Lived in Hill City and work
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Hartman, Martin Years 1938-40 Affiliation: Borglum Age 37, laborer, .50 per hr. Worked at E
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Hartshorn, Lyle Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Lasborer, .50/hr.
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Hayes, Charles Luther Years 1933 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, .35/hr.
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Hayes, John Edwald "Ed" Years 1934-41 Affiliation: Borglum Age 31, 1934: laborer, .50/hr. Truck dri
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Hayford, Lyle Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum Carpenter, .80/hr. Born Mar 17, 1907. Di
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Hazeltine, Dallas Affiliation: Borglum .60/hr. Died in 1944 when split rim expl
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Hazeltine, Lloyd Years 1932 Affiliation: Borglum Truck driver, $8 per day. Son of Paul Ha
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Hazeltine, Paul J. Years 1927-29, 1933 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA 1927-29: Team and truck driver. $100 per
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Hedlun, Theodore "Ted" Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, .40/hr. Chevrolet Mechanic in R
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Hein, Hugo Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, .40/hr. Driller, .55/hr. Engine
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Hendricks, John Years 1933 Affiliation: WPA Laborer, .35/hr. Deceased
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Henry, Joseph E. "Ernest" Years 1934, 36, 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum Age 38, 1934: laborer, .50/hr. 1936: Chi
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Heppner, Charles Edward "Ed" Years 1937 Affiliation: Borglum Age 37, Winchman, .55/hr, Jr. Driller, .
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Hesnard, George Years 1933-36 Affiliation: WPA, Borglum Age 29. 1933: Callman for WPA. 1934-36:
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Hicks, Miriam Years 1939-41 Affiliation: Borglum Stenographer, $75/mth. Worked with John
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Hill, George Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, .50/hr. Died 1962
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Hilliard, Eula Everett Affiliation: ? Little Information Available
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Himebaugh, Robert Franklin "Bob" Years 1934-35, 1938-41 Affiliation: Borglum Age 28, 1934: Laborer to Jr. Driller .50
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Hogan, Frank R. Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Truck Driver, $20 per day??? Son-In-Law
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Hoisington, Elmer Years 1933 Affiliation: WPA Laborer, .35/hr. Killed in fall in the H
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Holcomb, W.A. Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum Laborer, .50/hr.
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