Last Survivor to Work on Mt. Rushmore
Clifford, Don “Nick” (1921-2019) Clifford was the youngest of 360 individuals hired to work on Mt. Rushmore. He was a driller and carver assigned to work on Lincoln and Roosevelt. He was paid 55 cents an hour. Many called him a “Rock Star.” His book "Mount Rushmore Q&A." Sixty-nine pages, 12th printing, revised. Paperback, color covers, many illustrations, some in color. Signed “Nick Clifford” on the title page. In fine condition. A most interesting read...........$65.00
Nick Clifford, Last of the Mount Rushmore Crew, Dies at 98
He was 17 when the monument’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, recruited him to play for a baseball team Borglum was forming. Oh, and he gave him a job on the mountain.
Nick Clifford in 2016 near Mount Rushmore National Memorial. At 17, he was the youngest worker hired to help construct the mountain.Credit...Josh Morgan/Rapid City Journal, via Associated Press