Lost Rushmore Memorial Sign Restored on South Dakota Highway
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A memorial sign honoring the people who built Mount Rushmore is back in place along a South Dakota highway.
The marker that designated a 10-mile segment of Highway 244 as the Gutzon Borglum Memorial Highway has been missing for decades after it was removed during a road construction project.
Nearly 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which was sculpted by Borglum and completed in 1941.
The sign was re-dedicated this past weekend at a ceremony attended by Borglum’s grandson, Jim Borglum, and the only living Mount Rushmore worker, 91-year-old Nick Clifford.
Jim Borglum tells the Rapid City Journal that his father, who also worked on the memorial, would have laughed about the story of the missing sign.
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