The Rushmore Story: Why the Mountain Memorial

By: Rose Mary Goodson; Illustrator-Rose Mary Goodson

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Book Condition: Used - Good

No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Light wear on cover. Gently read. . . . . . . . . . From South Dakota Magazine, September/October 2001, pp. 36-46. [Rose Mary] spent months sketching Mount Rushmore and thinking how to tell and show the story of Gutzon Borglum and his carving. She built a small light table and learned layout to produce The Rushmore Story. Telling the Rushmore story engrossed her. “Even the smallest bumping pneumatic tool was difficult for me to lift,” she said. Sketching the bosun chair, she “thought of the man in the harness shop who made dozens of such chairs by hand with iron and heavy leather–– with perfection. I thought of the man who sat in that chair on a seat that was no more than two iron bars and a strip of leather–– hanging over the mountain side for hours in bitter cold winds or the intense summer heat and smiling when he received his pay of sixty-five cents an hour. The rubber gripper on the handle of the pneumatic drill that I sketched was worn down to the metal; the hand tools were worn and split handles wrapped with tape. Everything told of the stress it took in shaping a granite mountain into a beautiful work of art.” A reviewer for The Traveler magazine later wrote, “In all my travels, I have never found a book on a national monument as delightful to read and own as RoseMary’s The Rushmore Story.” -- Linda M. Hasselstrom

Title: The Rushmore Story: Why the Mountain Memorial

Author Name: Rose Mary Goodson; Illustrator-Rose Mary Goodson

Categories: North America,

Publisher: Rose Mary Goodson: 1982


Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 62972