Mount Rushmore Models - 1927-1941
Clip: Season 1 Episode 22 | 1m 49s
Although a number of events and issues influenced and altered Borglum's original vision, the main determiner of what would finally be cut into the granite was the mountain itself. Cracks and other "flaws" in the rock forced certain decisions about what could be done and what could not be.
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Film clips from Mt. Rushmore carving, 1927 - 1941. Surviving worker interviews from 1992.
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