More and more we sensed that we were creating a truly great thing, and after a while all of us old hands became truly dedicated to it and determined to stick to it.
OTTO “RED” ANDERSON, DRILLER AND ASSISTANT CARVER
With nearly three million visitors from all over the world coming to Mount Rushmore each year, we knew we wanted to be there — standing in awe of the art and craftsmanship involved in creating one of the most visited sites in America.
From South Dakota Highway 244 leading to Mount Rushmore, we caught side glimpses of George Washington. Washington’s was the first figure started and the most prominent visage of the four presidents memorialized in an arrangement conceived by South Dakota historian Doane Robinson and executed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum
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Borglum lived in my city while he designed Mt. Rushmore’s sculpture. He lived in a historic building near a City golf course and I’ve often wondered what his life was like while he lived there, but also what his thoughts were as he designed this magnificent tribute!