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Nearly 400 people contributed to the carving
of Mount Rushmore

We'll add all of them in time:
Anderson, Dorothy L. Affiliation: Borglum
Married to Otto Anderson. Worked information booth. Maiden name Doroth
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Anderson, Norman E. (Hap) Years 1935-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
1935 (age 23) wage 0.65/hr Jr. driller. 1936, wage 0.75, Sr. driller.
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Anderson, Oscar A. Years 1929, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Laborer wage in 1929, 0.50/hr. WPA 1932 wage, 0.50/hr.
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Anderson, Otto E. (Red) Years 1929-1941 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Age 27, driller 1929-30: .60, 1931: .65, 1932: WPA .60, 1934: Sr. dri
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Anderson, Peter (Pete) Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum
Laborer-carpenter: .50 per hr Lived in cabin in Grizzly Gulch.
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Andrews, Cecil M. Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
From Nebraska Age 22. Laborer: .50 per hr. KIA WWII Eldest son of "Sli
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Anton, Edward (Tony) (Pee Wee) Years 1936 Affiliation: Borglum, CCC
Ashes scattered at Mount Rushmore.
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Aronson, J. A. Years 1934, 1940 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
Louie Biaccheri worked on Mount Rushmore
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Backer, Ned Affiliation: Borglum
Ned Backer worked on Mount Rushmore
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Baier, Elizabeth K. (Betty) Years 1935 Affiliation: Borglum-Tallman?
She worked in the kitchen at Mount Rushmore
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Bailey, M. Years 1931 Affiliation: Borglum
Electrician, .60 per hour, Date of death unknown
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Baird, Carl (Stouty) Years 1932, 1935-1936 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Age 41, 1932 Laborer WPA .35 per hr. 1935-36 Jr. Driller .65 per hr.,
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Baird, Harrison E. (Bud) (Buddy) Years 1935-1938 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 75, Night Watchman, $75.00 month, Left October 25, 1938. Date of
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Bames, Adolph Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Asst. Pointer, .60 per hour. Last at Mount Rushmore 1971, lived in or
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Barr, Howard C. Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
Laborer .40 per hour. Also worked at Homestake Gold Mine and Chuck Bir
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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. Engineer 1931, .65 per hour. Compress
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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/hr, LOST ONE HAND IN BUZZ SAW
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Berg, Raymond L. (Ray) (Lenny) Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 18, Callman 36-38 .55/hr, 39-41 Jr. Driller .65 per hr. Born Sep
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Berg, Sylvia Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Wife of Raymond Berg. Worked in boarding house/waitress/cook
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Beuck, Elmer J. (Al) Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum
Started at age 17. Driller for 1 month .35/hr. Died Dec 16, 1993 in Om
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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. 1936: Jr. Driller .60/hr. 1937-39
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Bird, L. W. Years 1929, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Laborer, 1929 .50 per hr. 1932 WPA .35 per hr.
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Blacksmith, D. S. Affiliation: Borglum
D. S. Blacksmith
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Blewett, Thomas (Tom) Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum
29 years old. Winchman .50 per hr. Was a powerplant operator for Conso
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Blonic, Alice Affiliation: Borglum
head cook
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Boland, John A. (Johnny) Years 1935-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Secretary, treasurer. $100 per month. Originally active in Mt. Rushmor
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Borglum, James Lincoln Years 1934-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 22, 1934-35 Pointer $1 per hr. 1936-37 Chief Pointer $1.50 per hr.
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Bradford, Alvin E. (Alvie) Years 1938-1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 32, Carpenter, 1938 .80 per hr. 1939 .90 per hr. Brother of Glen B
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Bradford, Glenn Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Asst. Carpenter 0.65 per hour. Brother of Alvie Bradford. Born Dec 6,
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Brainard, Floyd Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 45, Asst. carpenter, .65 per hr. Died in Iowa, 1965
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Brandt, Roy G. Years 1935-1937 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 25, 1935-36 Laborer, .50 per hr. 1937 Jr. Driller, .65 per hr. Lef
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Brewer, Lewis H. (Doc) Years 1930, 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
1930: Laborer, .75 per hr. 1939: Laborer, .50 per hr. Deceased, Date u
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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 Lead, SD Buried in Mount Moriah
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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
Stonecutter from Indiana. Had previously worked for Borglum in Mariett
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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: Borglum
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Burrow, Lee Years 1935-1936 Affiliation: Borglum
Lee Burrow worked for P.E. Schundler Company, Custer, SD (mining and m
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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
Part of high school "Make Work" project, Rapid City.
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Cahoe, Chester E. Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 41 Laborer .50 per hr. Left August 18, 1938. Died Sep 1, 1975
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Campbell, Cecil Years 1936 Affiliation: Borglum
Stayed at Alax Johnson Hotel Rapid City, SD.
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Canfield, Albert Basil (Bake) Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Rebuilt pigtail bridges on Iron Mountain Road.
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Carson, Kenneth (Ken) Years 1939-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Laborer to Jr. Driller 1939, .50 per hr. 1940-41, .65 per hr.
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Cass, Earl Years 1929 Affiliation: Borglum
Lived in a tent with 6 others as the bottom of the mountain.
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Cerasani, Arthur J. Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum
Son is Richard Cerasani-Caine
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Champion, James Elmer (Jimmie) Years 1932-1940 Affiliation: Borglum
James E. Champion was born January 5, 1915 and died December 23, 1947.
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Champion, James Richard (Jim) (Jimmie) Years 1934-1940 Affiliation: Borglum
Age 59 Carpenter .70 per hr. 1937 .80 per hr. Same wage through 1940.
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Cheney, Charles O. (Pop) Years 1927-1931 Affiliation: Borglum
Roomed at John and Pat Hayes Store, Keystone, SD.
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Christon, Robert Howard (Bob) Years 1936-1941 Affiliation: Borglum
Sharpened over 600 bits a day during busy times.
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Cindel, Matthew I. (Matt) Years 1931-1935 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Fired by Borglum after altercation over wages.
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Clark, Abram H. Years 1927, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Worked at Mount Rushmore in 1927 and 1932.
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Clark, Charles T. Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
He volunteer to work at Mount Rushmore.
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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
Older brother of Donald (Nick) Clifford
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Clifford, Donald Leo (Nick) Years 1938-1940 Affiliation: Borglum
1938 Helped build Sculptor Studio. 1939 Winchman. 1940 Driller. .55 pe
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Coad, Edward W. (Ed) Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum
Passed away in 1987 of heart attack.
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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
Lived at Rosedale - former home of Big Hat Clark.
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Coon, Dutch S. Affiliation: Borglum
Little Information Available.
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Copelan, Tommy Leonard Years 1934 Affiliation: CCC
Was in the CCC.
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Crain, Charles Years 1927-30 Affiliation: Borglum
Operator of 1st generator plant in Keystone near Railroad.
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Crain, Raleigh J. (Rock) Years 1929-30 Affiliation: Borglum
Driller, 0.65 per hr. Son of Charles & Nephew of Ralph Crain
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Crain, Ralph Years 1927-29, 1932 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA
Brother of Charles Crain.
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Crane, Roland Affiliation: ?
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Crawford, Ted Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum
Baseball team pitcher.
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Daley, Raymond (Ray) Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum
Ray was a callman at Mount Rushmore.
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Davis, Lewis G. Years 1932, 1935-37 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA
Was blacksmith helper at Mount Rushmore
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Denison, John Calvin Years 1927-28 Affiliation: Borglum
Prominent mining promoter Keystone area. Wife Viola Carpenter.
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Denison, Stephen Years 1937 Affiliation: CCC
Stephen Denison pushed blasted rock from mountain.
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Denke, Alexander Affiliation: Borglum
Little Information Available
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Denton, Clyde Raymond (Spot) Years 1936-41 Affiliation: Borglum
Denton married George's sister.
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Docken, Albin Years 1935, 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Albin Docken worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Donahoe, John Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Sgt John Donahoe was in the US Marine Corp and fought at Iwo Jima.
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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
He had been in business in Wall for 18 years.
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Doyle, Robert (Bob) Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Robert Doyle worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Ducolon, Willard F. (Bill) Years 1932-36 Affiliation: Borglum - WPA
Willard F. Ducolon was a 47 year old WPA laborer.
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Dunlap, Robert B. (Bob) Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum
Daughter has telegram from Borglum to come to work on the mountain.
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Dunmire, W. L. Years 1940 Affiliation: Borglum
W. L. Dunmire was a mason on Mount Rushmore.
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Ehlers, Henry J. Affiliation: Borglum
Henry J. Ehlers was a blacksmith and worked at Mount Rushmore.
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Eilbeck, Bateman (Red) Years 1934-1936 Affiliation: Borglum
Bateman Eilbeck died Sept 1975 in traffic accident.
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Elmore, Theodore V. (Ted) Years 1934 Affiliation: CCC
CCC Camp 795, Jackhammer operator and dynamite. Spent time assisting t
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Ely, Donald A. Years 1938-39 Affiliation: Borglum
Donald A. Ely was a pointer on Mount Rushmore.
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Ermish, L. D. Years 1934 Affiliation: Borglum
L. D. Ermish was a truck driver during the carving of Mount Rushmore.
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Escott, Albert Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
Albert Escott was a laborer on Mount Rushmore.
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Etzel, George Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
In 1927 George Etzel was working on Mount Rushmore.
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Evans, Elbert (Rufus) Years 1927, 1929 Affiliation: Borglum
Elbert Evens was a friend of John C. Denison
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Evans, Harry Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA
The date does not seem correct.
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Felton, Conrad Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Conrad Felton was a laborer on Mount Rushmore.
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Ferguson, John Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
John Ferguson worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Fisher, Frederick Holbrook Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA
Fisher Peak named in honor of Fred Fisher
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Flathers, Charles (Charley) Years 1928-29, 1932, 1939-41 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Charles Flathers was a driller, capenter, and engineer on Mount Rushmo
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Flathers, Floyd Years 1927-37 Affiliation: Borglum
Floyd Flathers worked and died in Mullan Idaho.
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Flick, Christine Affiliation: Borglum
Wife of Emil Flick.
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Flick, Emil Affiliation: Borglum
Emil Flick was Borglum Ranch foreman.
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Fuson, Ed Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
Ed Fuson worked on Mount Rushmoe in 1927.
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Fuson, Elmer Affiliation: ?
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Gabur, Henry (Gabe) Years 1930, 1934-35 Affiliation: Borglum, CCC
CCC worker, handed drill bits to workers.
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Gallegher, Neal Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA
Neal Gallegher was a Veteran of both World Wars.
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Gardner, Miles Edward (Mickey) Years 1927, 1932, 1936-41 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Miles Edward Gardner worked on Mount Rushmore and lived in Keystone, S
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Gates, Clyde Henry Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum
Clyde Henry Gates worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Gensler, Albert H. (Babe) Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum
Excavated and graded roads with team of horses.
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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
Perry Dode Gillette lived in Kellog, Idaho.
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Glattly, Donald G. Affiliation: Borglum?
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Goble, Ray Years 1939-40 Affiliation: Borglum
Ray Goble worked on Mount Rushmmore.
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Goettsch, Henry F. Years 1932, 1934 Affiliation: Borglum, WPA
Henry F. Goettsch was with the WPA when he worked on Mount Rushmmore.
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Gould, Claude Affiliation: ?
Little Information Available
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Graham, William (Willie) (Billie) Years 1927 Affiliation: Borglum
Head butcher at Keystone Trading Co.
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Graning, Harold (Sport) Affiliation: Borglum
Harold M Graning was born July 27, 1895 and worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Green, Chauncey Years 1929, 1934-35 Affiliation: Borglum, CCC
Chauncey Green was 25 years old when he worked for Gutzon Borglum at M
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Green, Fred E. Years 1938 Affiliation: Borglum
Fred E. Green was a laborer on Mount Rushmore.
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Haas, Francis W. Affiliation: Borglum
Reportedly received $18 for his efforts.
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Hall, Thomas (Tom) Years 1930 Affiliation: Borglum
Thomas Hall was a laborer on Mount Rushmore.
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Hansen, Pete Affiliation: Borglum
Pete Hansen was a stone mason on Mount Rushmore.
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Harold, Eugene (Gene) Years 1932 Affiliation: WPA
Eugene Harold was with WPA when he worked on Mount Rushmore.
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Hartman, Martin Years 1938-40 Affiliation: Borglum
Martin Hartman worked at Etta Mine.
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Hartshorn, Lyle Years 1939 Affiliation: Borglum
Worked on Mount Rushmore
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Hayes, Charles Luther Years 1933 Affiliation: Borglum, CCC
Both Charles and Clara worked for what is now Ellsworth AFB.
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