Callison: South Dakotans snub Mount Rushmore carver because of bigotry, author alleges

Mar 20, 2014 1987

Luigi Del Bianco's name should be as familiar to you as that of Gutzon Borglum, Douglas Gladstone says, and the reason it's not is clear to him. Bigotry.

Del Bianco, master carver during the Mount Rushmore National Monument's construction, was an Italian immigrant when that nationality was belittled in the United States, particularly among the Scandinavians and Germans who settled South Dakota.

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