About the Author
Earl R. Harris is a native of New Brighton,
Pennsylvania, where he attended public schools. In 1945 he moved to
Deadwood, Souuth Dakota, and later attended Black Hills Teachers
College. He is a veteran of the Korean conflict and was a professional
musician for four years before becoming associated with the National
Park Service, in 1953, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South
Besides the B.S. Ed. degree in music, he also holds a
Master of Arts degree in American History from Colorado State College.
He has written a number of articles and monographs which have appeared
in newspapers, quarterlies, and trade magazines.