LAST MOUNT RUSHMORE WORKER DIES AT 98

Nov 26, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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The last living worker who helped construct the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota’s Black Hills has died.

At 17, Clifford was the youngest worker at the Mount Rushmore site.  He operated a winch that carried workers up and down the mountain drilled holes for dynamite.  He worked on Mount Rushmore from 1938 to 1940 and was paid 55 cents an hour.

Donald “Nick” Clifford of Keystone, South Dakota, died in a hospice in Rapid City, South Dakota.  He was 98.

 

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