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Glenn Bradford

Years: 1939
Affiliation: Borglum

Asst. Carpenter 0.65 per hour. Brother of Alvie Bradford. Born Dec 6, 1913, Died December 18, 2006. Employed 7 months.

Glenn E. Bradford, 93, Rapid City, S.D., died Dec. 18, 2006, at his home near Johnson Siding. Services were held Friday, Dec. 22, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home. Interment was in Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis.

Glenn was born Dec. 6, 1913, near Folsom, S.D., to Emmett Lee and Cora (Johnston) Bradford. He grew up in the Folsom area between Spring Creek and the Cheyenne River.

Among Glenn's proudest accomplishments was the time he spent working on Mount Rushmore in 1939, building scaffolding for the carvers. He and other workers have been recognized at and been present for many ceremonies involving the monument, and more recently as one of the last few surviving workers. Glenn also served for a time in the Army during World War II. Glenn also owned and operated the Rushmore Bar in Keystone, S.D., for a time. Glenn then built homes with his brothers for many years, mostly in old Robbinsdale, Rapid City, before retiring in the late 1970s.

Glenn was a member for over 60 years of the Mount Aetna Lodge 128 AF and AM, Keystone, and was a life member of Rapid City Elks Lodge No. 1187.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Olga; two brothers, Oliver and Alvie; a step-daughter, Donna Miller; and a grandson, Mike Miller.

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