Mount Rushmore Carvers

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Excerpts from the 1992 documentary "The Men Who Made Rushmore" combine film shot during the carving of Mount Rushmore with interviews of workers fifty years after the project came to an end. The men describe some of the equipment and techniques they used and talk about what it was like to work on the Monument. A survivor of one of the few serious accidents during the 14-years of carving talks about what happened.

Images of the Past Mount Rushmore Carvers Film clips from Mt. Rushmore carving, 1927 - 1941. Surviving worker interviews from 1992.  

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